Liquid water on the surface of Mars! NASA has just announced news that it has observed the phenomenon shown above. These dark surface flows in the Southern hemispheres seem to be a volatile substance, and the leading hypothesis is that it is heavily salty liquid water. [full video] [NASA TV] [more]
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Dawn’s Grand Finale |
From top-left to bottom-right Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Mercury. Four planets in line with the crescent Moon on the side just before dawn as seen from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Photo cred: Luis Argerich
Water ice in the northern polar region of Mars.
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This is the first image ever taken of Earth from the surface of a planet beyond the Moon. It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the 63rd Martian day, or sol, of its mission. (March 8, 2004)
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NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander snapped this true 3D image of a trench it scraped. Grab those 3D glasses and get ready for red-and-blue splendor.
Known informally as the “La Mancha” trench, the nearly 2-inch (5-cm) depression reveals an ice layer beneath the Martian surface. Phoenix uncovered the first solid evidence of ice water on Mars, although previous probes had detected suspected quantities of such subsurface ice.
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The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has eyed an oddly shaped, dark rock, which may be a meteorite and is about 2 feet across, on the surface of the Red Planet on July 18, 2009.
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