During a news conference at NASA headquarters, agency scientists and officials discussed new findings from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) that provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These downhill flows, known as recurring slope lineae (RSL), often have been described as possibly related to liquid water.
Water Flowing on Present-Day Mars
Posted on September 29, 2015, in Discussion and Debate, Interview, News from the Solar System and tagged Latest News, Mars, NASA, News from the Solar System, Press Conference, Water on Mars. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.