There’s always been speculation that water existed on Mars and now we have proof. Revealed by Nasa, researchers have heavily observed and taken data from the surface of Mars thus coming across the discovery of thousands of streaks appearing along canyon walls and hillsides. This observation was studied during the summer months of Mars. The 3D animated photos and video and show evidence of salty liquid water flowing within the streaks. The streaks are believed to have been made by the water flowing down hill during the hotter months. Researchers also interpret that the darker and more narrow streaks on the slopes and craters were created by seasonal flow on modern-day Mars and nearly stretch the length of a football field.
According to Nasa,
“It took multiple spacecraft over several years to solve this mystery, and now we know there is liquid water on the surface of this cold, desert planet,” said Michael Meyer, lead scientist for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. “It seems that the more we study Mars, the more we learn how life could be supported and where there are resources to support life in the future.”
Check out the 3D animation below that depicts one of the places on Mars, Hale Crater, where the dark streaks (water0 are shown moving down the slopes during the summer season.
Animation of Site of Seasonal Flows in Hale Crater, Mars
For more information and full details on the discovery check out: NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars