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Signs of Water on Mars

marsNASA scientists have found evidence of liquid water on the surface of the Red Planet.

The space agency announced that after years of investigation, they have determined that water intermittently seeps from below ground and on to the Martian surface. The water appears to flow depending on the season and the weather.

NASA scientists had previously detected crystallized water in the Martian soil and traces of large ancient water flows millions of years old. This is the first time they have found evidence of water flowing on present day Mars.

The water seeping to the surface of Mars, scientists say, is extremely briny. It’s much saltier than the Earth’s oceans but that doesn’t mean it can’t be used by future human explorers.

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