Liquid Water Found On Mars

Karen Garcia, Staff Writer

More than a decade after the first Mars Exploration Rover was launched into space, scientists have officially confirmed the existence of liquid water on the surface of Mars.

Thank you, Matt Damon.

According to NASA, scientists are unsure of where the water comes from. Although, they have stated that the salty water runs over the Red Planet’s canyons and craters throughout the summer months. The water causes dark streaks, called recurring slope lineae, to appear on the planet’s surface.

This breakthrough discovery has caused a whirlwind of excitement worldwide. For years, scientists and space enthusiasts alike have speculated the possibility of water and life on Mars. What once seemed impossible, has now become a reality.

The future of space exploration will undoubtedly bring many more surprises. The possibility of life on Mars has now become even more likely, because where there is water, there is life.

John Grunsfeld, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, has stated that it would be possible for life to exist on Mars.

Coincidentally, the discovery coincides with the release of Ridley Scott’s new film, The Martian, starring Matt Damon. The film deals with an astronaut, portrayed by Matt Damon, who gets stuck on Mars and must find a way to survive with limited supplies.

To answer David Bowie’s famous question, “is there life on Mars?” Yes David Bowie, there probably is.