#Curiosity Rover Makes Big Water Discovery in #Mars Dirt, a 'Wow Moment'


Updated September 27, 2013 ● 543 views

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found that surface soil on the Red Planet contains about 2 percent water by weight. That means astronaut pioneers could extract roughly 2 pints (1 liter) of water out of every cubic foot (0.03 cubic meters) of Martian dirt they dig up, said study lead author Laurie Leshin, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

via space.com

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Amazing! Now we can all plan going to Mars and leave this crazy planet!

Jaye88 · 7 years ago
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