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Rover finds evidence of ancient water on Mars.

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NASA's Curiosity rover found evidence for an ancient, flowing stream on Mars at a few sites, including the rock outcrop pictured here, which the science team has named "Hottah" after Hottah Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

 

 

 

Photo Source /// Read More in NASA.Gov :

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/news/msl20120927.html

 

 

 

 

(CNN) -- "If the Curiosity rover had been sent to Mars in ancient times, it might have found itself sinking in a stream.

 

 

 

The 2,000-pound super-rover, which made its now-legendary landing on Mars on August 6, has come across stones in conglomerate rock suggesting that water must have flowed there in the past.

 

 

 

 

One such rock outcrop is called Hottah, after Hottah Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories. It looks like someone took a jackhammer and lifted up a sidewalk, said John Grotzinger, lead scientist for the Curiosity mission, at a press conference Thursday.

 

 

 

 

The consensus is that "this is a rock that was formed in the presence of water," Grotzinger said. "We can characterize that water as being a vigorous flow."

 

 

 

 

In and around this bedrock, Curiosity has come across rounded gravels. The rocks appear to have been subjected to a sediment transport process, carried by either water or wind, said scientist Rebecca Williams of the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona."

 

 

 

Source Link /// Read More of the CNN Article: http://www.cnn.com/2...ater/index.html

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The whole topic about water on Mars, is so old.. Its been mentioned before.

 

I'm still waiting to see humans actually hit Mars.

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LOL, but it's still a great discussion topic on the discovery of more solid traces of water on Mars. Obviously it's been mentioned before, but still we'll see which country gets to Mars first, hopefully us, but if the USA still think about money more than innovation, then we're back-a(beep)-ward as f(beep).

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