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posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 11:58 AM
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More signs of past water on Mars have been uncovered by the American space agency Nasa's Curiosity rover. Powder drilled from a Martian rock last week revealed evidence of drinkable water and conditions favourable to life.

Now instruments on the rover have found more water-bearing minerals in the area around the rock. Curiosity is exploring a region within Gale Crater, near the Martian equator, called Yellowknife Bay. Scientists believe that billions of years ago water poured down the rim of the crater andformed streams that might have been up to three feet deep.

The new discoveries were made using the infrared imaging capability of Curiosity's mastcamera, and an instrument that shoots neutron particles into the ground to probe for hydrogen.
Differences in brightness between near-infrared wavelengths of light can indicate the presence of some hydrated minerals that have been altered by water. "With Mastcam, we see elevated hydration signals in the narrow veins that cut many of the rocks in this area," said Dr Melissa Rice, from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. "These bright veins contain hydrated minerals that are different from the clay minerals in the surrounding rock matrix." Source - www.independent.co.uk...




posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:30 PM
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Oh how they spoon feed the masses


But on official terms, glad to see advances with the Rover findings.



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:45 PM
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Billions of years ago, huh?

Wonder what they based that S.W.A.G. number on?



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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more nasa baloney. evidence of drinking water would be drinking water.



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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Wonder what they based that S.W.A.G. number on?





posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 02:38 PM
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Man, I wish we could just get full on disclosure already. None of this baby-stepping until the big ET news



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 02:59 PM
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carl sagan, with a dude pointing at him. while making eye contact with a fish.

I absolutely love it.
edit on 19-3-2013 by bigfatfurrytexan because: (no reason given)





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