Scientists have found water on Mars, making experts think it’s possible more on this front is to come. Does this mean that life will be the next encounter? Finding a liquid source on the mysterious planet is a breakthrough find.
Although the discovery doesn’t guarantee actual life exists on Mars, it gives humans on Earth hope that we one day will have another planet to go to. So far, the landscape of Mars has been desolate and possessing rough terrain. CNN reports Monday that scientists think life is probably yet to be found if water on Mars exists. John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for the Science of Mission Directorate at NASA, says: “The existence of liquid water, even if it is super salty briny water, gives the possibility that if there’s life on Mars, that we have a way to describe how it might survive.”
At this point, it’s unclear where the water on Mars is coming from. MSN reports that NASA director of planetary science, Jim Green, says this changes the scope of what scientists once theorized, saying of the water discovery: “Mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past. Under certain circumstances, liquid water has been found on Mars.”
Does this water on Mars discovery mean that life exists? With all of the studies being done on the planet, this development could soon emerge.