Tuesday, 25 March 2014

NASA: Mars Hiding Water? New Gully on Red Planet Holds Promise of Liquid H2O

Mars could be hiding water as a new gully was found, which may hold promise of liquid H2O being present on the Red Planet. NASA scientists are left stumped after the Mars orbiter found a new gully on Mars that is only a couple years old. The spacecraft discovered the huge gully that seems to have been nonexistent just three short years ago.

Images gathered by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) reveal the formation of the giant gully on the Red Planet. In earlier images taken by the MRO, the gully was not present. The new images collected show a dip in the planet’s mid-southern latitudes, with the photos having been taken on May 25, 2013.

The US space agency made note that when HiRISE photos were snapped of the area on November 5, 2010, the deep gouge could not be seen. However, NASA is still trying to figure out the main origin of the big gully found on the surface of Mars. According to a recent official statement on the space agency's website, officials said the exact timing of the gully's formation remains in question.

NASA scientists have already ruled out the chances of water having dug out the formation. Though, it holds high belief that carbon dioxide, not water, is responsible for the making and shape of the gully.

NASA is almost certainly hiding the fact that Mars has liquid water - that would account for the many surface features seen on the surface. The problem is that the public has been told, and NASA pretends, that the atmosphere on Mars is very thin and is unable to sustain liquid water that should boil off if we believe their narrative.

However, previous posts on this blog have pointed out that the Martian atmosphere is undoubtedly many times thinker than admitted. In this situation, although the atmosphere would still be very thin, plus taking into account that Mars is largely made of desert, we could find instances of liquid water running across the surface.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 25th, 2014.]

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