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Water Discovery on Mars Solves 30-Year-Old Scientific Mystery

Water Discovery on Mars Solves 30-Year-Old Scientific Mystery

Water Discovery on Mars Solves 30-Year-Old Scientific MysteryItalian researchers using ground-penetrating radar have discovered an underground lake on Mars, the first such find and the solution to a three-decade-old mystery about whether liquid water might exist at its poles. Astronomers analyzed radar data from an Italian-U.S. instrument aboard the Mars Express, a European Space Agency probe that in June marked its 15th year in Martian orbit. If life exists at all on Mars, “this is certainly not a very pleasant environment,” said lead author Roberto Orosei of the National Institute for Astrophysics in an accompanying video.

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