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A picture of liquid found on mars by the NASA rover!

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posted on Oct, 22 2015 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: Blue Shift
Yeah, I found that a year and a half or so ago, and we in the Anomalies thread pretty much concluded that it was just probably just slightly darker sand, without any fluid in it.


The presence of water will make sand turn a darker color. If you have ever played on a beach and tried to make sandcastles with moats, you'll know that water will diffuse between the sand grains and that solid objects will prevent water from evaporating creating a pico-climate. The top layers of sand can be golden-yellow, soft and dry, while the lower layers will be light brown in color, clump together, while going down six inches, the sand will be more like mud and just run out of your fingers.

The way that the discolored soil has moved and formed a spherical drop on the right side, looks like a trickle of liquid.




posted on Oct, 22 2015 @ 12:24 PM
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originally posted by: Benicealways
You found that? Really? That's awesome, but slightly darker sand just randomly appearing in the form just as how water would seep down a hill?

If you look a little closer at it, you can see that it doesn't exactly follow the contours and irregularities of the sand the way something liquid would.

I could be wrong, though. It caught my attention because it looked like water. At that time, we were also looking at possible condensation droplets accumulating on the rover and creating little trails.



posted on Oct, 22 2015 @ 02:00 PM
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Well after we now know that there's water on Mars, I don't have to speculate whether it's water or not, to me this is water.

I question myself where does it come from? Looking at the pile of rocks and large amount of sand surrounding the rocks imo there has to be a kind of source under the pile of rocks, and vaporization causes the water to seep on the open sands?



posted on Oct, 22 2015 @ 04:28 PM
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originally posted by: 0bserver1
I question myself where does it come from? Looking at the pile of rocks and large amount of sand surrounding the rocks imo there has to be a kind of source under the pile of rocks, and vaporization causes the water to seep on the open sands?

Yeah, that was another thing that made us think that it was just darker colored sand. It seems to come from a higher level up, and just falls down in that crack between the rocks. As it passes through the rocks, maybe it's sheltered from the sun enough to be less bleached out as it tumbles down into the lower area. Over time, it gets lighter, not because it dries up, but because the iron in the sand gets a patina on it, effectively bleaching it. So you have older, lighter little sand falls as the stuff gets lighter in color over time.

Otherwise, the briny water is heated up by a particular alignment of the sun on the rocks during certain times of year, creating a small "spring" in the crack that allows the melted water to trickle down.



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posted on Oct, 22 2015 @ 05:31 PM
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maybe it's sheltered from the sun enough to be less bleached out as it tumbles down into the lower area. Over time, it gets lighter, not because it dries up, but because the iron in the sand gets a patina on it, effectively bleaching it. So you have older, lighter little sand falls as the stuff gets lighter in color over time.




I don't know could be, but I think I can see sand clots and that can only happen with water I presume ?



posted on Oct, 22 2015 @ 05:45 PM
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It's the martian sand, which is always darker than the thin coating of iron oxide covering (almost) everything on Mars.

Scooped-out sample:



Curiosity's wheels displace alot of that stuff:





posted on Oct, 22 2015 @ 06:30 PM
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originally posted by: wildespace
It's the martian sand, which is always darker than the thin coating of iron oxide covering (almost) everything on Mars.

Scooped-out sample:





Yes that's true as given the sub 'soil' will be darker, I don't think that means it always follows in every scenario, and these are differing scenarios. But even in your scoop picture I've kept in, look at the top layer along the edges of the scoop..it's sand alright, but it is thinly crusted... like the pastry on a pie, and if that was always bone dry material all of the top sand would have just fallen away into the scoop hole, just like bone dry sand will, but that's not what has happened, and there is a certain amount of concretion going on at the top layer of sand, albeit very fragile. No matter how minute though, something has caused that, and the best bet is moisture. I might also argue with myself re the OP's feature, is this light sand made darker by moisture and newish or fresh, or is the 'older' streaks you see, what was dark sand lightened by the effect of water over time?



posted on Oct, 22 2015 @ 06:52 PM
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How can darker sand stay together and form a stripe like that in the midst of lighter sand? Even if it was denser or less dense, it wouldn't attract to like material unless it was magnetized or something. The darker sand theory just seems hard to fathom. Ice melting and then flowing down making that darker sand is much easier to believe.



posted on Oct, 23 2015 @ 12:27 AM
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originally posted by: Tiamat384
I'm just going to point out. Your title sounds like a picture of liquid was found on Mars. A picture of it. Haha good find OP

Do you mean a pitcher?


I'm not trying to be a spelling nazi, I just truly do not understand what you mean.
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posted on Oct, 23 2015 @ 12:37 AM
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a reply to: 3n19m470
Pitcher? What, no. Look at the OP's title. Grammatically it's saying a picture of water was found. As in photo. It's ok. We all get confused.


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posted on Oct, 23 2015 @ 02:58 AM
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Mainstream media quickly got on the bandwagon: www.express.co.uk

Sad, really. Probably won't be long before MSM stoop down to the level of Before It's News.
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posted on Oct, 23 2015 @ 12:27 PM
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Yeah, I found that a year and a half or so ago, and we in the Anomalies thread pretty much concluded that it was just probably just slightly darker sand, without any fluid in it.


I agree not liquid, but you might not agree with my interpretation of electrostatic removal of the lighter coloured surface material. Pointy or sharp edged features are always more electrically active, and the slot where the fluid seems to originate has likely been cut by an electric wind. All the sand/dust in the images is not from wind erosion, it is electrostatic ablation, and the slots are field aligned ablation channels.



posted on Oct, 24 2015 @ 07:49 AM
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originally posted by: GaryN
a reply to: Blue Shift




Yeah, I found that a year and a half or so ago, and we in the Anomalies thread pretty much concluded that it was just probably just slightly darker sand, without any fluid in it.

I agree not liquid, but you might not agree with my interpretation of electrostatic removal of the lighter coloured surface material. Pointy or sharp edged features are always more electrically active, and the slot where the fluid seems to originate has likely been cut by an electric wind. All the sand/dust in the images is not from wind erosion, it is electrostatic ablation, and the slots are field aligned ablation channels.

Always electrically-active edges? Electric wind? This is some kind of different universe you're talking about than the one we live in. Sounds like an Electric Universe.



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 12:09 PM
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It It does, it looks like water in the sand.



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 04:43 PM
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Yeah, but look. Here's something recent that is a result of the rover drilling a hole that shows kind of the same thing. The rover drilled a hole and some dirt and dust flowed downhill. It's darker than the surrounding material, and looks pretty fluid. Did the rover strike water?

mars.jpl.nasa.gov...
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posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 05:06 PM
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The important point surely is that whilst it may be evidence of a liquid, it is no more evidence of water than it is of Jack Daniels (which might produce an identical effect)
So, if there JD flowing on Mars? And if so, when is the next flight out there?



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