Nasa Finds Liquid Water On Mars

Nasa Finds Liquid Water On Mars

In a Mars-associated press convention this morning Nasa has introduced that “underneath sure circumstances” liquid water has been discovered on Mars.

“Mars is just not the dry arid planet that we considered prior to now,” it stated in a press convention streamed on-line at present.

“Underneath sure circumstances, liquid water has been discovered on Mars” – Jim Inexperienced, NASA Planetary Science Director

— NASA (@NASA) September 28, 2015

Beforehand it was recognized that H20 existed on Mars within the type of ice however scientists had thought the environment of Mars was too skinny for liquid water to be potential.

Late final week the company trailed a “main science discovering” from its ongoing exploration of the purple planet — displaying continued savvy at Nasa’s social media mission to maintain public curiosity in area exploration.

Mars thriller solved? New science discovering introduced immediately at eleven:30am ET. Watch stay & #askNASA:

— NASA (@NASA) September 28, 2015

Nasa landed its Curiosity Rover on Mars again in August 2012 and the bot has been exploring the floor ever since — with Nasa extending what was initially slated as a two-yr mission again on the finish of 2012. Its Alternative rover, which landed on the Martian floor again in 2004, can also be nonetheless lively — presently surveying a portion of the floor referred to as Marathon valley.

Discoveries from the Curiosity mission to-date have included discovering calcium perchlorate within the Martian soil, in addition to spikes of methane. It has additionally roved into an historic streambed the place liquid as soon as flowed, and unearthed clay minerals after drilling Martian rock — once more suggesting an aquatic setting within the planet’s previous.

The rover has additionally measured radiation ranges with a view to assessing the feasibility of people spending time on the planet.