To quote the NASA scientist conducting this first, extremely provocative "Martian arctic soil habitability analysis":
“We’re flabbergasted by this data,” said Sam Kounaves, the lead scientist for the wet chemistry experiment on the Phoenix spacecraft, which landed May 25 on Mars. “We’ve found nutrients that could support life” [emphasis added] ...."
"Sources say the new data do not indicate the discovery of existing or past life on Mars. Rather the data relate to habitability -- the 'potential' for Mars to support life -- at the Phoenix arctic landing site, sources say.
"The data are much more complex than results related NASA's July 31 announcement that Phoenix has confirmed the presence of water ice at the site ...."
During the middle of 2014 NASA released a few pictures which was almost 100% proof that water erosion had acquired sometime in the last 85 000 years on the surface of Mars.
NASA needed just over a year to see if the water Flow/Erosion was a seasonal thing, which would indicate that there was currently water on Mars (A Big Deal Indeed!).
Space Nuts went all abuzz when an a Article on Reddit and Twitter, saying NASA had proof of seasonal flowing water on the surface of Mars. The Reddit article said that this is the biggest announcements in NASA's history. The article continues to say the announcement was proof of seasonal flowing water. The creator of the article said NASA was going to reveal several photos of "A Flowing River down the side of a very big hill".
The implication of this discovery is mind-bogglingly. Firstly it truly opens up the possibility of travel and inhabitation of the red planet. Secondly it will give problem solvers a whole new way to look at our "Mars Colonization Plans".
Now we just need to see on monday (28 August 2015) if all the hype is justified.
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