Tuesday, September 29, 2015
NASA: Water Flows on Mars
Yesterday NASA confirmed that indeed water does flow on Mars. From their official report:
"Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb and flow over time. They darken and appear to flow down steep slopes during warm seasons, and then fade in cooler seasons. They appear in several locations on Mars when temperatures are above minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 23 Celsius), and disappear at colder times."
So now we know. All I could think of though was this:
So both the MRO and the Doctor was right! Just as long as the side effects aren't as brutal.
For a little more real info and video check out http://mars.nasa.gov/news/whatsnew/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowNews&NewsID=1858.