Liquid Water Found on Mars

17.04.2015

Mars rover found «Curiosity» found liquid salty water on the Red Planet. Water in soil of the Mars is in the form of thin salty films on the walls of the craters, and it can be found only at night. Due to high temperature in the afternoon water evaporates. Scientists believe that the perchlorates (salts contained in the soil) absorb atmospheric water vapor and condense it. And high concentration of dissolved salts doesn't not allow water to freeze at night.

Liquid Water Found on Mars

The average temperature of the Martian «pickle» is minus 70 Celsius degrees, which is certainly too low for life. In addition, a film of water in the upper soil layers are get too much cosmic radiation. So scientists assign all hopes of detecting life to higher latitudes of Mars, where the temperature difference is not so high and the humidity is lower. The existence of films of salt water is one of the proofs of the hypothesis of the existence of liquid running water on the Red Planet.