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Thursday, September 26, 2013

There May Be More Water on Mars ...

... than thought even a few months ago.
Nasa’s Mars rover Curiosity has found water in the first soil sample taken from the red planet's surface. 
The first scoop of soil analysed by Curiosity revealed that fine materials on the surface of the planet contain two per cent water by weight. 
... Dr Leshin added: ‘We now know there should be abundant, easily accessible water on Mars. 
‘When we send people, they could scoop up the soil anywhere on the surface, heat it just a bit, and obtain water.’
(Full story here).

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