View Full Version : Spirit Could Have Found Salty Brine

2005-Sep-13, 05:04 PM
SUMMARY: NASA's Spirit rover has discovered an unusual patch of sand in a hollow on its journey to the crater "Bonneville". An unusual pattern of irregular lines and polygons in the soil could indicate the presence of a salty brine. This could mean there's liquid water right below the surface of Mars, which could harbour life - microbes thrive in similar environments on Earth. The rover dug a trench and examined the spot with its array of instruments, which scientists will study intensely back on Earth.

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