NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds New Signs Of Water On Mars

December 9, 2014 1:15 PM

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NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has found new evidence that ancient lakes and rivers flowed on the red planet billions of years ago. Scientists said Monday that the presence of long-lasting water sources above ground might have provided suitable conditions for microbial life. It would challenge the long-standing theory that water on Mars was either underground or appeared only for a short while in a few areas.

Curiosity landed on the red planet in August 2012. It has been exploring a 96-mile wide site called Gale Crater. Latest images from the probe show stacks of rocks with water-deposited sediments sloping toward the crater’s center. It now has a five-kilometer mound called Mount Sharp. It indicates tha...

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