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Monday, June 28, 2004



Evidence for Water

The nodular nuggets of the pot of gold rock. The observed area is 3cm tall
The nodular nuggets of the pot of gold rock. The observed area is 3cm tall
Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/USGS
Spirit and Opportunity are both finding evidence for water. Sprit has found an outcropping of hematite at Gusev crater and is finding evidence for water even further from its landing site. Opportunity is "diving" in Endurance crater and finding strata. This strata means that water was continuously flowing or flowed in regular intervals. This is all exciting News. "It felt to us in the last couple of weeks like the [five-month-long] mission has started all over again," Steve Squyres said.

(More info: New Scientist)


- posted by Jim @ 22:31 EST