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Water on Mars

NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
The big announcement wasn’t the usual “NASA’s found water on Mars” press conference that happens every so often. This time, the agency revealed that the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found evidence of water on Mars not in the past, but today, on present-day Mars. Astrobiologist Dirk Schulze-Makuch explains what that means for life on the red planet in his latest column.

Heather Goss is the Departments Editor at Air & Space.

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