Riverbed in Mars, Rover Video
Earlier reported that there was evidence of water in the atmosphere, later it they found what was presumed to be traces of ice having been melted on the ground.
Now comes the proof that water indeed existed in Mars.
Water, being the essential ingredient of Life as we know, must have been available in Mars aplenty.
A Riverbed which once would have been a -flush with water was found.
” 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, scientists said Thursday.
Curiosity, a roving chemistry laboratory the size of a small car, touched down on August 6 inside a giant impact basin near the planet’s equator. The primary target for the two-year mission is a three-mile (five-km) -high mound of layered rock rising from the floor of Gale Crater.
Scientists suspect the mound, known as Mount Sharp, is the remains of sediment that once completely filled the crater. Analysis of a slab of rock located between the crater’s north rim and the base of Mount Sharp indicate a fast-moving stream of water once flowed there.