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Water In Mars..? | Curiosity

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(In this image from NASA‘s Curiosity rover, a rock outcrop called Link pops out from a Martian surface that is elsewhere blanketed by reddish-brown dust. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS /)

Evidence Of A Stream… / Curiosity

  • NASA’s Curiosity rover mission has found evidence a stream once ran vigorously across the area on Mars where the rover is driving. There is earlier evidence for the presence of water on Mars, but this evidence — images of rocks containing ancient streambed gravels — is the first of its kind.
  • Scientists are studying the images of stones cemented into a layer of conglomerate rock. The sizes and shapes of stones offer clues to the speed and distance of a long-ago stream’s flow / NASA / Curiosity /

Mars rover finds first evidence of water / Curiosity

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity, dispatched to learn if the most Earth-like planet in the solar system was suitable for microbial life, has found clear evidence its landing site was once awash in water, a key ingredient for life, 
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(This image shows the topography, with shading added, around the area where NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UofA /)

Mars rover finds first evidence of water: a river of it / Curiosity

  • 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 

Signs of stream discovered on Mars / Curiosity

  • Nasa rover Curiosity has beamed back pictures of bedrock that suggest a fast-moving stream, possibly waist-deep, once flowed on Mars - a find that the mission’s chief scientist called exciting. There have been previous signs that water existed on the 

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(This map shows the path on Mars of NASA’s Curiosity rover toward Glenelg, an area where three terrains of scientific interest converge. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona /)

Mars rover finds first evidence of water: a river of it 0 / Curiosity

  • 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 
  • During the two-year prime mission of the Mars Science Laboratory, researchers will use Curiosity’s 10 instruments to investigate whether areas in Gale Crater have ever offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life. / NASA / Curiosity /

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