Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Found! ' First unambiguous evidence of shorelines on Mars'

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently snapped shots of Martian beaches along a canyon that was probably once a lake. (Reuters) The finding represents "the clearest evidence yet of a standing lake on the surface of Mars," and at a time when scientists believe standing water had already disappeared from the Red Planet.

So what? First, "water is key to life." Second, explorers could use water reserves when surveying, colonizing Mars.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.