Good news if #TheMartian gets thirsty – Nasa discovers water flowing on Mars – an annotated infographic

Intriguing images from Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) suggest that water may still run across the surface of Mars from time to time.

MRO instruments have detected hydrated perchlorate salts, with water molecules bound to the crystal structure of salt. Microbes on Earth use perchlorates as an energy source.

OK, it’s hardly the Martian Evian bottling plant, but it’s intriguing news nonetheless. We here at E&T Towers eagerly await the discovery over the next crater of the Martian Log Flume and Super Happy Fun Water Slides.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Is it wet out?
Is it wet out?

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