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Scientists claim to have found clinching evidence that suggest Mars' interior holds vast reservoirs of water, with some spots apparently as wet as Earth's innards.
The new findings, published in the journal Geology, upend previous studies, which had estimated that the Red Planet's internal water stores were scanty at best -- something of a surprise, given that liquid water apparently flowed on the Martian surface long ago.
"It's been puzzling why past estimates for the planet's interior have been so dry," said study co-author Erik Hauri of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by gort51
They are probably saying that, much like Earth, there are vast underwater rivers, caves, etc etc that store water.
What they are saying is that there is water locked in the minerals which make up the mantle of Mars.
Originally posted by Helious
Highly debatable but if you subscribe to hollow planet theory this is a VERY interesting idea. I for one am a bit skeptical but then again, who knows! How exciting would it be to count this as fact? I think it would change our mind set and priorities all together concerning Mars.
Originally posted by gort51
You do know that within the crust of Earth there is heaps of water...rivers..often called Artesian Waters.