Mars may have flowing saltwater, study says

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fred8615
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Mars may have flowing saltwater, study says

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Scientists have found new evidence for possible saltwater flows on Mars. The discovery was announced at a NASA news conference Thursday at the space agency's headquarters in Washington.

http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08 ... lty-water/?

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Christopher K.
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Due to all the attention Spirit and Opportunity get (and Curiosity is getting, even months before launch) some forget about the workhorse Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The slopes in question are at Newton Crater; I just saw the progression of images showing these seasonal "flows" on NASA-TV's Video File. It does look intriguing, and definitely worth further research.

More information:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/MRO/n ... 10804.html

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Re: Mars may have flowing saltwater, study says

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The saltwater is long gone, but the Americans are on their way. NASA-TV broadcasts "The Challenges of Getting to Mars" at the following Central Daylight times...
Friday 27 March at 1:30am, 6am, 12pm, 5:30pm

Furthermore, 2020 is an Martian Opposition year, meaning many space agencies are planned robotic launches to the Red Planet.

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