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Searching For Life in Martian Water Will Be Very, Very Tricky


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Mars water

New evidence supports the hypothesis that present-day liquid water flows down these dark slopes on Mars, called recurring slope lineae.

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

NASA scientists announced today the best evidence yet that Mars, once thought dry, sterile and dead, may yet have life in it: Liquid water still flows on at least some parts of the Red Planet, seeping from slopes to accumulate in what might be life-nurturing pools at the bases of equatorial hills and craters.

From Scientific American
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