Friday, August 01, 2008

NASA Confirms Water On Mars

After years of looking at Mars with cameras and only speculating on what appears to be ice, it's finally been proven by the latest Mars lander which has been able to get samples from the ground and do specific tests on it. There is water on Mars.

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Laboratory tests aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander have identified water in a soil sample. The lander's robotic arm delivered the sample Wednesday to an instrument that identifies vapors produced by the heating of samples.

"We have water," said William Boynton of the University of Arizona, lead scientist for the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer, or TEGA. "We've seen evidence for this water ice before in observations by the Mars Odyssey orbiter and in disappearing chunks observed by Phoenix last month, but this is the first time Martian water has been touched and tasted."

Apparently, machines now have taste buds!

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