For decades, Scientist have always looked up towards the Red Planet in wonder. The Planet which often remained dead, raised a crucial debatable question on every individual who look up to the sky for it. Is there any water in Mars?
Although interesting Satellite images was coming from space starting late 2006, the possible signs of water in Mars was left unnoticed.
Not until when ”dark streaks in Mars” were noticed by a student at the school in images sent back by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The pixellated images were taken as long ago as 2007 that had been remained unstudied until then.
Soon Michael Meyer, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration program, said “We have found repeated and predictable evidence suggesting water flowing on Mars”
Dark streak as the scientist mention them, is said to have been formed in the downhill slopes. It is believed the Dark Streak get the Salty liquid water when the planet heats up and disappears when the planet goes cold.
Its more like the liquid comes during Martian Spring and disappears in the Martian winter.
‘We haven’t found any good way to explain what we’re seeing without water,” said Alfred McEwan of the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, the lead author of a paper in the journal Science.
”And if we confirm that it is salty water, then we have the best idea yet about where to go to try to find extant life on Mars.”
If you ask me, i think at this moments when our world is moving towards irreversible economies and recession worries, if Government continues to explore other planets, some alien will come in future to explore us stating This Planet [ Earth ofcourse] once had life.