Scientists announced today “the strongest evidence yet” of liquid water on Mars. “Mars is not the dry, arid planet we thought of in the past. Under certain circumstances, liquid water has been found on Mars,” said Jim Green, NASA’s planetary science director. Experts said mysterious lines running down steep slopes on the surface of the Red Planet may be streaks of super-salty brine. According to NASA, these findings “provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars,” making it easier to send a manned mission to the planet, which they aim to do in the 2030s. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
“It is widely accepted that the Red Planet once hosted plentiful water in liquid form, and still has water today, albeit frozen in ice underground. Earlier this year, NASA said almost half of Mars’ northern hemisphere had once been an ocean, reaching depths greater than 1.6 kilometres (one mile),” reports Yahoo News.