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An Underwater Lake Of Liquid Was Detected On Mars, Can This Be A Sign?

Does this prove that there’s really life on Mars?

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The chance of life on Mars just got even more possible. The possibility came from the discovery of evidence found on the underground lake of liquid on the Red Planet.

Just around a mile beneath Mars’ surface near its south pole, a reservoir of salt water was detected. Right below the layers of rock and ice.

The Mars Express spacecraft made this astonishing discovery.

With the use of its ground-penetrating radar, the 20-kilometer-wide (12.4 miles) meter-deep subglacial lake was discovered. According to the recent paper outlined in Science, liquid water is certainly present underneath the surface of Mars. This liquid water can be an entire lake system similar to those underneath Antarctica.

This finding is the latest contribution to the idea suggesting not only was there water on Mars in the past, but water is also present and still flowing in some way today. If pending confirmations by future observations support this discovery, it would arguably be the most remarkable discovery of water presence on Mars since the dawn of space exploration.

Scientists already have strong pieces of evidence.

There was, at some point, liquid water on the Red Planet. This scientific theory is due to the Opportunity Rover’s discovery of small spherical deposits back in 2004 and the Curiosity Rover’s comprehensive mineralogy studies. Evidence from these explorations suggests that vast rivers and lakes were present and dominant on the surface of Mars billions of years ago.

In addition to this, the 2009 Phoenix lander measured condensation on Mars.

This information further provides clues that liquid water is still existent on the Red Planet today.

Roberto Orosei, the new study’s lead author and co-investigator of the MARSIS instrument at the University of Bologna in Italy says,

“From what I think we have learned about this subglacial lake, the most likely analogue for this environment is the subglacial lake that was recently discovered in Canada… in which the lake itself is in contact with a deposit of salt, and so it is very very salty.”

Back on Earth, the same kinds of subglacial lakes have proven capable of supporting some forms of life.

Orosei adds:

“There are microorganisms that are capable of surviving well below zero even without being in contact with water, and some microorganisms can use the salt, presumably the salt in the water on Mars… for their metabolism,”

Although concrete conclusions are yet to be made regarding the recent discoveries, these developments in Martian exploration are very exciting and noteworthy.

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You Can Flood-Proof Your Home With This Door Dam

Flood protection made easy!

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Flooding is always a serious problem that can cause damage of properties and even the loss of lives. Fortunately for us, many of today’s great thinkers are devising solutions to address the problem.

For example, we’ve heard about the Topmix Permeable concrete which is designed to absorb 4,000 liters of water in a minute’s time. On top of that, we’ve also seen Netherlands’ massive Maelanstkering, a storm surge barrier almost the same size as “two tubular Eiffel Towers, toppled over.”

While those are unquestionably effective and amazing, the masses couldn’t help but wonder: What can we do to flood-proof our homes if our communities do not have these technologies?

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Astronauts Explain Real Reason Why We Never Made It Back To The Moon

Now we know why!

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“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” proclaimed American astronaut Neil Armstrong when he became the first human being to step on the moon’s surface back in July 20, 1969.

The whole world witnessed the historic moment in amazement then and now many years later, we are left to wonder why we’ve never made it back to the moon. Although the last official manned landing on the moon happened in December 1972, no one has since returned.

Of course, people couldn’t help but ask why – especially since we now have advanced technology compared to what we had back in the days.

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Science Explains Why Pregnant Women Often Have Strange Dreams

Ever noticed how dreams seem to be spookier and more vivid when you’re pregnant? Here’s why!

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As if having bad dreams weren’t terrible enough, it seems they get stranger and happen more intensely when a woman is pregnant. Have you ever noticed this, ladies?

For example, pop star Cardi B tweeted about having "weird, crazy, spooky dreams" that were "too vivid" during her pregnancy. Her experience, of course, isn’t unique as studies have likewise discovered that pregnant women do have more nightmares compared with women who aren’t. Furthermore, it is said that pregnancy during the last trimester brings more frequent nightmares compared with the earlier trimesters.

According to experts, it’s all because of troubled sleeping.

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