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Liquid Water Found on Mars

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posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 04:01 AM
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Liquid Water Found on Mars


www.space.com

The new but controversial conclusion comes from observations of a set of "little globules" attached to struts on the lander's legs that were photographed by Phoenix's robotic arm camera over the course of the mission
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 04:01 AM
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Just heard this on BBC news, and found info on the site above.

This is an amazing discovery, liquid water at - 50°C .

Imagine what weird life could exist there, seeing as water in this form, ie containing crystals to stop it freezing, on earth has bacteria present.

Its just out so maybe more information will come out soon.



www.space.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 04:04 AM
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Heres a pic I just found, exciting stuff this.




This substance is probably saline mud that splashed up as the craft landed, study leader and Phoenix co-investigator Nilton Renno of the University of Michigan told National Geographic News.

Salt in the mud then absorbed water vapor from the atmosphere, forming the watery drops, Renno said.

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[edit on 18-3-2009 by bicnarok]



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 04:05 AM
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Didn't many people on here already presume that's what it was when the photographs were posted here? Anyway good news none the less.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 04:08 AM
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Didn´t know they had already been posted.

Just heard about it today, not breaking news after all then eh



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 04:21 AM
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Well -50C?
Its obviously not what we call water is it?
Its some kind of compound sure, but water is ice at -50C.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 09:08 AM
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Depends on the air pressure. Mars's is much lower than ours, so boiling and freezing temperatures are not the same as on Earth.



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