Water confirmed on Mars

by Anonymous on Aug. 01st, 2008

NASA scientists have confirmed that on-board analysis of ice samples scooped up by the Phoenix Mars Lander earlier this summer prove water exists on the planet.

"We've seen evidence for this water ice before in observations by the Mars Odyssey orbiter and in disappearing chunks observed by Phoenix last month, but this is the first time Martian water has been touched and tasted."

-- William Boynton, lead scientist for the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer.

The mission has been extended through September 30.

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Liza says:

The same analysis has turned up a toxin in Mars' soil that may explain the lack of life on the surface. Except the chemical is perchlorate, a component of rocket fuel, so it's possible that the sample was contaminated. Stay tuned...

posted on Tue, 08/05/2008 - 10:31am

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