Ancient Water Found On Mars 2011

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has found bright veins of a mineral, apparently gypsum, deposited by water near the rim of Endeavour Crater. The discovery was presented yesterday at the American Geophysical Union's conference in San Francisco. "This...

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has found bright veins of a mineral, apparently gypsum, deposited by water near the rim of Endeavour Crater. The discovery was presented yesterday at the American Geophysical Union's conference in San Francisco. "This tells a slam-dunk story that water flowed through underground fractures in the rock," said Steve Squyres of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, principal investigator for Opportunity. "This stuff is a fairly pure chemical deposit that formed in place right where we see it. It's the kind of thing that makes geologists jump out of their chairs." Full Report Here: science.nasa.gov ADG Facebook: www.facebook.com Follow ADG on Twitter: twitter.com

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