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In Test Chambers, Engineers Show How Liquid Water Forms on Mars
Added Jul 2, 2014 | Rate View top rated
In chambers that mimic Mars' conditions, University of Michigan engineers have shown how small amounts of liquid water could form on the planet despite its below-freezing temperatures. The researchers found that a type of salt present in Martian soil can readily melt ice it touches - just like salts do on Earth's slippery winter walkways and roads. The findings support the theory that strange globules seen on the Mars Phoenix lander's leg were liquid water.
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