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    • NASA's Mars rover Curiosity
    • Photo of the surface of Mars
    • Portions of the Martian surface shot by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show many channels from 1 meter to 10 meters wide on a scarp in the Hellas impact basin, in this photograph taken January 14, 2011 and released by NASA March 9, 2011. Scientists have found the first evidence that briny water may flow on the surface of Mars during the planet's summer months, a paper published on Monday showed
    • NASA's Mars rover Curiosity
    • The planet Mars
    • Photo of the surface of Mars
    • The icy surface of Mars
    • Sand dunes on the surface of Mars
    • Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight
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    This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle above the "Buckskin" rock target, where the mission collected its seventh drilled sample. The site is in the "Marias Pass" area of lower Mount Sharp.

    Evidence for flows of liquid water has reportedly been detected on the surface of Mars by NASA's Reconnaissance Orbiter

    NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has discovered strong evidence for flows of salty liquid water on the surface of the Red Planet, according to NASA scientists.

    Speaking at a news conference, John Grunsfeld, NASA's associate administration for science, said that the discovery "suggests that it would be possible for life to be on Mars today."


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