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NASA scientist on what Mars’ salty water in summer time could mean for future discoveries




John Grunsfeld, associate administrator at NASA's Science Mission Directorate, speaks during a press conference where NASA announced new findings that provide the
John Grunsfeld, associate administrator at NASA's Science Mission Directorate, speaks during a press conference where NASA announced new findings that provide the "strongest evidence yet" of salty liquid water currently existing on Mars.
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An exciting discovery from NASA this morning - liquid water is seasonally flowing on Mars.

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found markings from highly salty water that flows from some mountain peaks in the summer months. The high salt content might keep life from forming, but the possibility of life on Mars is always exciting.

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Rich Zurek, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) project scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory based in Pasadena, Calif.