Tuesday, January 22, 2013

NASA Finds Proof of Water on Mars

Truly exciting information.  While having studied astronomy, I was aware of many facets of Mars that make it the next closest desirable planet for life to have existed, or, to exist in the future for that matter should our planet's environment begin to fail.  But, until now, it was unknown whether water had been, or could potentially be, present on the planet's surface - or perhaps even hidden deep below its crust.  This new evidence, as seen in the incredible photograph below, gives new hope to space exploration and future colonization theory.


Layers with Carbonate Content Inside McLaughlin Crater on Mars

This view of layered rocks on the floor of McLaughlin Crater shows sedimentary rocks that contain spectroscopic evidence for minerals formed through interaction with water. The High Resolution Imaging…

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Layers with carbonate content inside McLaughlin Crater

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