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Curiosity Finds First Evidence Of Water On Mars - A River Of It [28 September 2012]

Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Proof of Flowing Water—A First
NASA reveals unprecedented on-the-ground evidence: telltale pebbles and gravel.
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has made its first major science discovery, and it's one for the ages.

Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, announced Thursday that water—fast-running and relatively deep—once coursed over Mars's now bone-dry surface, a finding based on the presence of rounded pebbles and gravel near the rover's landing site in Gale Crater.

What's more, the researchers estimate that the water was present for thousands to millions of years.

The finding represents the first proof that surface water once ran on Mars. Planetary scientists have hypothesized that the cut canyons and riverlike beds photographed by Mars satellites had been created by running water, but only now do they have on-the-ground confirmation—and the promise of learning much more about the nature and duration of the water flows.

This set of NASA handout images compares the Link outcrop of rocks on Mars (L) with similar rocks seen on Earth (R). The image of Link taken September 2, 2012 and released September 27, 2012, was obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover and shows rounded gravel fragments, or clasts, up to a few centimetres, within the rock outcrop.
Image by: NASA / REUTERS


A rock outcrop called Link pops out from a Martian surface in this NASA handout image taken by the 100-millimeter Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover September 2, 2012 and released September 27, 2012.
Image by: NASA / REUTERS



A high-resolution view of an area that is known as Goulburn Scour, a set of rocks blasted by the engines of Curiosity's descent stage on Mars is seen in this NASA handout image from NASA's Curiosity Rover taken August 19, 2012 and released September 27, 2012. It shows a section from a mosaic of a pair of images obtained by Curiosity's 100-millimeter Mast Camera, with three times higher resolution than previously released. Details of the layer of pebbles can be seen in the close-up.
Image by: NASA / REUTERS



The path on Mars of NASA's Curiosity rover toward Glenelg, an area where three terrains of scientific interest converge, is seen in this undated NASA handout image taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and released September 27, 2012. Arrows mark geological features encountered so far that led to the discovery of what appears to be an ancient Martian streambed.
Image by: NASA / REUTERS



A shadow of Nasa’s Mars rover, Curiosity, which, has found clear evidence its landing site was once awash in water, a key ingredient for life.
Image by: NASA / Reuters



NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (aka Curiosity), as seen via self-portraits of its undercarriage.

Image courtesy MSSS/Caltech/NASA


http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2...-a-river-of-it
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...ater-life-jpl/
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Re: Curiosity Finds First Evidence Of Water On Mars - A River Of It [28 September 201

Where there's water, there's sure to be life.

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Re: Curiosity Finds First Evidence Of Water On Mars - A River Of It [28 September 201

Where that is water i wanna add Barley and Hops and ferment it!

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Re: Curiosity Finds First Evidence Of Water On Mars - A River Of It [28 September 201

I see why they call it "Curosity". Last pic states it was taking self-portraits of its undercarriage. Kinky.

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Yay aliens!!!!!

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Re: Curiosity Finds First Evidence Of Water On Mars - A River Of It [28 September 201

fast-running and relatively deep—once coursed over Mars's now bone-dry surface,


thats all i needed to read and lost interest.. this has been the hypothesis for decades. didnt need a rover to tell you that. now find a real live river and then i'll be interested.

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Re: Curiosity Finds First Evidence Of Water On Mars - A River Of It [28 September 201

Water was on Mars? That's amazing. Wonder if anything else ever existed there?

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Re: Curiosity Finds First Evidence Of Water On Mars - A River Of It [28 September 201

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I see why they call it "Curosity". Last pic states it was taking self-portraits of its undercarriage. Kinky.

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Re: Curiosity Finds First Evidence Of Water On Mars - A River Of It [28 September 201

wonder if it has ground radar to see structures burried underneath the sand/rocks.

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Re: Curiosity Finds First Evidence Of Water On Mars - A River Of It [28 September 201

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I see why they call it "Curosity". Last pic states it was taking self-portraits of its undercarriage. Kinky.
did he crop the picture to make his junk look bigger?

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