Scientists Discover Water on Mars

The Italian Space Agency announced that researchers have detected signs of a large, stable body of liquid water locked away beneath a mile of ice near Mars’ south pole. The observations were recorded by the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere sounding instrument- Marsis for short.

“Marsis was created to make this kind of discovery and now it has,” a radioastronomer at the National Institute for Astrophysics, Roberto Orosei, said.

Marsis collected its evidence from orbit, flying aboard the European Space Agency’s Mars Express Spacecraft. It works by transmitting pulses of low frequency electromagnetic waves towards the red.

By Mariam Kukhilava

26 July 2018 16:58