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Confirmation of liquid brine and rocks-buried glaciers on Mars excites scientists
The NASA's 28thSeptember, 2015, announcement, which confirmed the detection of liquid brine on the Red Planet has caused excitement among scientists for further space exploration and experiments for detection of life on it.
The first indication of the liquid's presence came in 2011 from high-resolution images captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which has been orbiting the Red Planet since 2006.

The images showed dark streaks that appeared to be flowing down the inner walls of the Newton crater in the Red Planet's Southern Hemisphere. What made the water theory plausible was that the "flows" were only visible during the 'warmer' spring through the autumn period.

NASA's spacecraft, Reconnaissance Orbiter, has also detected glaciers underneath the rocky debris of Mars away from its poles using the onboard radar in 2011.

The discovery could be useful for future manned missions to Mars as drinking water or rocket fuel are essential for any interplanetary flight base there.

The discovered glacier is estimated to be about 200 million years old can reveal the following aspects of Mars.

•Genetic fragments of past microbial life on Mars

•Composition of the earlier atmosphere from the study of dissolved air

The ground-penetrating radar instrument NASA's craft collected the data that has confirmed the presence of the rocks-buried glaciers spread over many kilometers.

The earlier Mars missions had detected large deposits of ice at the Martian north and south Polar Regions. It is for the first time that very many rocks-buried glaciers have been located at mid-latitudes on Mars.

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