Curiosity finds evidences of liquid brine on Mars

April 15, 2015 1:13 AM

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Curiosity finds evidences of liquid brine on Mars

Madrid, Apr 14 (EFE).- The Mars rover Curiosity has found indications of the possible presence of saltwater just 5 centimeters (2 in.) below the Martian surface, according to an article in the latest issue of Nature Geoscience.

One of Curiosity's objectives is to determine whether Mars can, or ever could, support life. Since landing on the planet in August 2012, the rover has sent data showing methane fluctuations in the atmosphere and fixed nitrogen - the only form that can be used by living organisms - in soil sediment.

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