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NASA photographs have revealed bright new deposits seen in two gullies on Mars that suggest water carried sediment through them sometime during the past seven years.
"These observations give the strongest evidence to date that water still flows occasionally on the surface of Mars," said Michael Meyer, lead scientist for NASA's Mars Exploration Program, Washington.
"The shapes of these deposits are what you would expect to see if the material were carried by flowing water," said Michael Malin of Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego. "They have finger-like branches at the downhill end and easily diverted around small obstacles." Malin is principal investigator for the camera and lead author of a report about the findings published in the journal Science.
The atmosphere of Mars is so thin and the temperature so cold that liquid water cannot persist at the surface. It would rapidly evaporate or freeze. Researchers propose that water could remain liquid long enough, after breaking out from an underground source, to carry debris downslope before totally freezing. The two fresh deposits are each several hundred meters or yards long.
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
As I said, perhaps it's just me & my lack of tech knowledge - and they (NASA) can control those orbiters with the accuracy of a swiss clock.
If authentic, then it's definately an erruption of some type of fluid. There appears to be a dappling effect in the soil below which looks a lot like some of the dried up lake/Dam beds I've seen in Australia lately.
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Originally posted by StellarX
reply to post by internos
I have posted extensively on why i believe there are very large standing bodies of water on Mars today and my reference to Zorgon was in relation to water on our Moon..
Thanks for all the effort and i am sure others will find benefit by it!