“Today,” NASA Director of Planetary Science Jim Green said, “we’re revolutionizing our understanding of the planet.”
While scientists have largely agreed that the planet consists of ice, the discovery of salty, flowing water represents a new chapter in our understanding of Mars.
— NASA (@NASA) September 28, 2015
“Mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past,” Green continued.
While he went on to qualify that the liquid water was observable “under certain circumstances,” Green described the discovery as “tremendously exciting” and “a great opportunity” to learn even more. (Read more from “NASA Announces Incredible Discovery on the Surface of Mars” HERE)