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Peter1469
01-19-2013, 12:23 PM
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/01/18/european-space-agency-discovers-striking-ancient-river-on-mars

If true, that is a massive river:

The European Space Agency announced Thursday that it has taken high-definition pictures of an ancient river nearly 1,000 miles long on Mars.


According to the report, the "striking" river also has "numerous tributaries" and is believed to be more than 4 miles wide and nearly 1,000 feet deep at some points. The agency believes that the river was carved by water between 1.8 and 3.5 billion years ago and went dry due to evaporation.

The Mississippi River is 1 mile wide at near New Orleans. Not sure how deep it is but probably not even 100 feet.

Chris
01-19-2013, 12:30 PM
Saw that, amazing. Deep river implies fast current. Old Man River runs pretty slow.

It won't be long before they find sings of life. Perhaps existing now.

Alif Qadr
01-19-2013, 01:29 PM
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/01/18/european-space-agency-discovers-striking-ancient-river-on-mars

If true, that is a massive river:

The European Space Agency announced Thursday that it has taken high-definition pictures of an ancient river nearly 1,000 miles long on Mars.


According to the report, the "striking" river also has "numerous tributaries" and is believed to be more than 4 miles wide and nearly 1,000 feet deep at some points. The agency believes that the river was carved by water between 1.8 and 3.5 billion years ago and went dry due to evaporation.

The Mississippi River is 1 mile wide at near New Orleans. Not sure how deep it is but probably not even 100 feet.

Yes Mars has water and I will leave it at that.

Peter1469
01-19-2013, 01:33 PM
There is likely some water in ice form at the poles. And perhaps water underground.

Captain Obvious
01-19-2013, 08:42 PM
There is likely some water in ice form at the poles. And perhaps water underground.

They've confirmed ice water at the poles, it's the underground water that needs further study.