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Liquid water on Mars

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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 02:26 PM
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Liquid water on Mars


www.astronomynow.com

The dark stripes, which are on the order of a few metres wide and several hundred metres long, were identified on several steep equator-facing slopes in the middle latitudes of the red planet's southern hemisphere. The features are different to the much wider gullies already seen on many cold, pole-facing slopes, and appear to fade during the winter months, reappearing in springtime. In some locations more than 1,000 individual flows have been identified, some of which had grown by more than 200 metres in just two Earth months.
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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 02:26 PM
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Awesome! Liquid water on Mars...that means it can/could have supported life! Those of us who KNEW Mars could support life are now vindicated! This is a major discovery and really does change things quite a bit. be interesting to see if any more developments come of this! Too bad it has taken this long for them to verify this information. Maybe some of the things seen on the surface truly are architectural structures.

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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 02:36 PM
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Just to be clear so people don't jump up and down in absolute excitement.


When researchers checked flow-marked slopes with the orbiter's Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), no sign of water appeared. The features may quickly dry on the surface or could be shallow subsurface flows. "The flows are not dark because of being wet," McEwen said. "They are dark for some other reason." A flow initiated by briny water could rearrange grains or change surface roughness in a way that darkens the appearance. How the features brighten again when temperatures drop is harder to explain. "It's a mystery now, but I think it's a solvable mystery with further observations and laboratory experiments," McEwen said.


So they are not 100% sure but they are optimistic. Lets just hope the government does not keep slashing NASA's funding anymore than they already have, so they can actually continue this very important research.
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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 02:41 PM
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Obviously Global Warming due to human activity.

oh wait a miniute all the planets in the solar system are experiencing warming,due to solar output perhaps?



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 02:52 PM
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The title in the OP is misleading, it should read Liquid water on Mars might taste salty as thats what it says in the source article. Also the source article doesnt say there is liquid water on mars only some people think there might be just from looking at some photographs.

Im unflagging this post.
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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 03:23 PM
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Originally posted by hrmmm
Obviously Global Warming due to human activity.

oh wait a miniute all the planets in the solar system are experiencing warming,due to solar output perhaps?


What are you trying to imply with water in Mars and with warming due solar output?

And worst part is to see many people giving star for such thing.



posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 03:40 PM
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sorry, please ignore this post!
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posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 03:57 PM
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S&F. This is obviously just the sign of Spaceballs combing the desert. "We ain't found ****"



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