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"The glint I'm talking about is pretty much the exact same thing when you talk about gorgeous sunsets over the ocean. With the sun low on horizon, sun beams come in and glance off the ocean surface which is acting like a mirror and you get these beautiful red sunsets."
This glint is more visible when a planet is in what's called a "crescent phase", similar to a crescent moon.
Originally posted by Phage
Interesting. I think it's a long shot though. It's going to be pretty difficult to filter the light of the star that the planet is orbiting enough to catch the glint of liquid. Like trying to see a firefly next to a searchlight. Of course, even if a glint is verified, it may not be from water.
No liquid water has been detected anywhere but on Earth.