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NASA Orbiter Reveals Details of a Wetter Mars

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posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 04:44 PM
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NASA Orbiter Reveals Details of a Wetter Mars


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PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has observed a new category of minerals spread across large regions of Mars. This discovery suggests that liquid water remained on the planet's surface a billion years later than scientists believed, and it played an important role in shaping the planet's surface and possibly hosting life.
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posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 04:44 PM
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I thought this was quite interesting ... they find some proof that actually goes against what they've previously thought ... i mean it's not uncommon when it comes to space ... but it's pretty neat haha


"This is an exciting discovery because it extends the time range for liquid water on Mars, and the places where it might have supported life," said Scott Murchie, the spectrometer's principal investigator at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md.




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