View Full Version : Spirit Rover Still Providing New Evidence for Past Water on Mars

2010-Jun-03, 07:20 PM
Even though the Mars Rover Spirit is asleep, a new look at old data from one of her instruments confirms the presence of large amounts of carbonate-rich rocks, which means that regions of the planet may have once harbored water. The Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer, or Mini-TES, instrument on the rover looked at an outcrop [...]

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2010-Jun-03, 08:54 PM
I've long thought that the importance of carbonates in ALH84001 was underplayed compared to the fossil possibilities. And now here they are in situ in a known environment. What an interesting set of puzzles Mars sets us!

2010-Jun-03, 09:45 PM
Good job, Spirit! Now wake up and find more!