Brains Post: “Flowing Water Found on Mars” – NASA

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Video from:  NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology

That’s right, “flowing” water has been found on Mars for the very first time.  This is huge, huge news.  The water isn’t flowing as in a stream or brook, it’s more of a dripping water or creeping water, but it’s water and it’s on the surface and it’s flowing, nonetheless.

The Mars Rover has recently discovered every cubic foot of dirt on Mars holds about 2 pints or more of water.  This is huge.  This means that Mars has water everywhere.

“If you took about a cubic food of dirt on the surface of Mars and you heated it up to just a few hundred degrees, you could get out a couple of bottles of water, a couple of pints of water.” – Laurie Leshin, Dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic University and co-author of a paper in Science about what’s in the Martian soil/NPR

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mars flowing water.  photo:  NASA

It’s going to be very interesting to see what the future of Mars holds for human life.  That there is water everywhere, is a huge discovery.


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