Water on Mars, Confirmed By NASA
During a news conference on Monday, September 28, 2015, James L. Green, the director of NASA’s planetary science division announced a recent discovery that boosts the odds of life on the red planet.
NASA confirms water on Mars
Green confirmed, “Mars indeed, 3 billion years ago, had extensive water resources but something happened. Mars suffered a major climate change and lost its surface water.” He also added, “Mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past.”
This announcement has been made after new findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) detected signatures of hydrated salts on slopes at Hale crater, which shows that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.
This significant development not only adds to the speculation that life once exists on the red planet but also suggests the idea that it could be inhabited in the near future. Watch this 1-min video to learn more about the details of this exciting discovery.
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