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NASA Spacecraft Data Suggest Water Flowing on Mars

<p><img class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-50769″ title=”marsrivers” src=”http://uploads.neatorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/marsrivers-150×112.jpg” alt=”" width=”150″ height=”112″/>NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is sending back data that may indicate that the red planet has some flowing water during part of the Martian year. The streams are small, short-lived, and must be salty -if it is what they think it is.</p> <blockquote><p>Dark, finger-like features appear and extend [...]

Martian Tendrils

Photo: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy blog explains that the weird looking tendrils on Mars, as shown above in a photo taken by HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, as: In the Martian winter, carbon dioxide freezes out of the air (and you thought it was cold [...]

Martian Landscape

Photo: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Alan Taylor’s excellent photoblog The Big Picture over at Boston.com has a really nifty collection of images of the Martian landscape: Since 2006, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been orbiting Mars, currently circling approximately 300 km (187 mi) above the Martian surface. On board the MRO is HiRISE, the High Resolution Imaging [...]