Mars has flowing rivers of briny water, NASA satellite reveals
Geege Schuman stashed this in Mars
Mars has seasonal rivers of flowing water!
Note the verb “has” rather than “had”, as in liquid water is a current feature on present-day Mars. In other words, this is not from the distant past — the water is flowing now.
What appeared to be a dry void of red-orange rock is wetter than previously thought.
Liquid water is the key to terrestrial life as we know it, so the announcement isn’t just a major hydrological discovery, but goes a long way toward supporting the possibility of — cue David Bowie — life on Mars. The findings were reported today in the journal Nature Geoscience.
It is the briny-ness of the water that keeps it from freezing:
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