Liquid Water Found on Mars

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Life-giving water is flowing on the surface of Mars, and NASA scientists hope there could be life there in the future and humans could travel to Mars one day, according to BBC.com

“The existence of liquid water, even if it is super salty briny water, gives the possibility that if there’s life on Mars, that we have a way to describe how it might survive,” said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA.

“NASA researchers using an imager aboard the Mars Renaissance Order confirmed that there is water flowing by looking at light waves by the seasonal dark streaks on the surface, suspecting to be liquid water,” CNN explains.

Also, on Monday, September 28, when they discovered flowing water, NASA scientists looked at a photo of Mars and dark narrow streaks called recurring slope lineae are shown flowing downhill on Mars. NASA scientists are hoping that sometime in the future, that us humans could live in Mars, even though it is a difficult situation.

“It’s very likely I think,” Alfred McEwen, a scientist at the University of Arizona who is in charge of the high-resolution camera on Orbiter, said during Monday’s announcement, “that there’s life somewhere in the crust of Mars.”