Water on Mars

Liquid Saltwater Is Likely Present On Mars, New Analysis Shows

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Salty, liquid water has been detected on a leg of the Mars Phoenix Lander and therefore could be present at other locations on the planet, according to analysis by a group of mission scientists. This is the first time liquid water has been detected and photographed outside the Earth.

A large number of independent physical and thermodynamical evidence showing that saline water may actually be common on Mars. Liquid water is an essential ingredient for life. This discovery has important implications to many areas of planetary exploration, including the habitability of Mars.

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Note – Compiled by Danuka Peiris  

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