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The photographs taken by the Mars Global Surveyor has scientists excited about the possibility of water on Mars

A new study of photographs have revealed that bright new deposits observed in gullies on the planet Mars may prove that water carried sediment through them sometime recently, according to NASA.  The U.S. space agency believes it has found "compelling" evidence that liquid water once existed on the surface of Mars.

The recent images were taken by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor space probe.  The discovery is important because it might help prove that the Red Planet has an environment that is favorable for living beings.  Just trying to find remote signs of liquid water on Mars has been a goal among scientists around the world for a number of years.  

The cameras on the Mars Global Surveyor were the first to take images that initially suggested water once flowed on Mars.  Scientists then went and searched valleys in search for conclusive evidence of water flow.  Just like most reports regarding Mars, there is some debate as to whether or not it really was liquid water -- some scientists claim that liquid carbon dioxide may have cut the gullies.

The findings by researchers were published today in the journal Science – NASA held a news conference to announce the results of the study.  The idea that water recently flowed on Mars is another piece of the puzzle that NASA is trying to put together about the still very foreign Red Planet.


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I can do that with Photoshop
By vaasa on 12/7/2006 2:20:15 AM , Rating: 0
Maybe someone at NASA was just playing a prank and put some Photoshop to use. I can also make it look like there are dancing clowns on mars.:)




By rushfan2006 on 12/7/2006 8:36:51 AM , Rating: 2
I know you are kidding....but I'm sure just like a certain segment of the population thinks we never really landed on the moon, some folks probably immediately had that thought race through there head -- except unlike you...they aren't joking....

Sad how some folks see a controversy in everything...


"The Space Elevator will be built about 50 years after everyone stops laughing" -- Sir Arthur C. Clarke











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