“NASA scientists said Monday they believe they have confirmed that water intermittently flows on the surface of Mars, a discovery that may have ramifications in the search for past or present life on the planet,” reports CNN in a breaking news story.
The story reports: “Monday’s announcement appears linked to the release of a new paper in which NASA researchers say analysis of imaging from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows that seasonal dark streaks on the Martian surface — formally called recurring slope lineae — are the result of briny water periodically flowing across the planet’s surface.
“The salt content of the water is important because without it, the water would freeze in Mars’ often bone-chilling temperatures.”
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So perhaps all the TV shows and movies and sci-fi literature about there being life on Mars may not be so far-fetched after all …