The Space Agency of the United States (NASA) found the "strongest evidence" to date that there is liquid water on the surface of Mars, announced this afternoon.
"New discoveries of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), as is called the spacecraft orbiting the red planet for observing detail NASA provided the strongest indication yet that liquid water flows intermittently in the current Mars evidence, "the agency said on its website.
using an imaging spectrometer MRO," the researchers detected traces of minerals hydrated on the slopes where mysterious rays are "on Mars, NASA said.
These dark streaks" appear to come and go over time. darkening and seem to flow down steep slopes during the warm seasons, and then fade in cold seasons, "continues the text published on the website of the agency, and requires that they appear when temperatures exceed -23 degrees Celsius.
" Our mission on Mars has been to 'follow the water' in our search for life in the universe, and now we have scientific belief that validates what we have long suspected, "said astronaut and associate administrator of NASA, John Grunsfeld.
"This is a significant breakthrough because it seems to confirm that the water flows though salobre- on the surface of Mars," he added.
the text published by the agency on its website summarizes an article published today in the journal Nature Geoscience based on research by a group of scientists at the Ames Research Center of NASA, the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins, the University of Arizona, the Southwest Research Institute and the Laboratory of Planetology and Geodynamics Nantes.