A major discovery has just been made by scientists and many are labeling it as a huge ‘game-changer’. According to a new study published in the Science journal, Mars may have a source of accessible drinkable water.
As can be seen in the images taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (which has been orbiting the red planet since 2006), scientists have discovered thick ice sheets under the Martain surface.
This marks the first time exposed ice has been spotted on the planet’s surface.
“Parts of the sheets,” a BusinessInsider report tells us, “are exposed in eight sites on steep slopes up to 100 meters tall.” Previously, scientists only found subsurface ice and major ice deposits on the planet’s frigid poles.
The new discovery opens up a lot of possibilities for human exploration.
In an interview with Reuters, University of Arizona planetary scientist and one of the study’s authors Shane Bryne, explained:
“Here we have what we think is almost pure water ice buried just below the surface. You don’t see a high-tech solution. You can go out with a bucket and shovel and just collect as much water as you need.”
Compared with past discoveries, this confirms that accessing water in the planet is not as difficult as scientists earlier believed.
“Previous ideas for extracting human-usable water from Mars were to pull it from the very dry atmosphere or to break down water-containing rocks…”
This could be a big help in establishing a permanent base on Mars.
Meanwhile, MRO Deputy Project Scientist Leslie Tamppari of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory also shared:
“If you had a mission at one of these sites, sampling the layers going down the scarp, you could get a detailed climate history of Mars. It’s part of the whole story of what happens to water on Mars over time: Where does it go? When does ice accumulate? When does it recede?”
We hope you’re listening to this news, Elon Musk!
Scientifically Proven Reasons Redheads Are Superior in Bed
It has to do with their genes.
It's not just their wild locks that make them appealing in the bedroom. Redheads' MC1R genes, the ones responsible for their red hair, can also be credited for other physical characteristics that make them great in bed.
Redheads are quite special indeed. In 2000, when researchers pinpointed the exact gene responsible for red hair, the mutated MC1R protein, they found that it may only manifest in as little as 1 to 2 percent of the population. But what exactly makes redheads superstars in the bedroom? Read on to find out.
Redheads have special pheromones.
Stephen Douglas, author of the book The Redheaded Encyclopedia, notes that redheads have a unique sweet and musky scent on their skin that comes as a result of their pheromone production. This particular scent is effective in attracting possible mates and increasing their sexual desires. ...
Telegram Plans to Join Cryptocurrency Mania With Ambitious $1.2 Billion Coin
It’s the latest company to join the cryptocurrency craze.
Popular private chat app, Telegram, is the latest company to reportedly plan on joining the cryptocurrency hype by offering digital tokens for sale in an initial coin offering (ICO). This also means that the app could offer blockchain-powered payment services.
Multiple sources revealed to TechCrunch that Telegram is planning to raise a huge amount of cash by launching a new "third-generation" blockchain, called "Telegram Open Network" (TON), described to have superior capabilities. Also, this new cryptocurrency will reportedly be called "Gram."
Telegram is a private messaging app that lets users send messages while avoiding surveillance.
The company reportedly plans to sell its own cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin.Com Co-Founder Just Sold All His Bitcoins
People might want to think twice before investing on bitcoin as Bitcoin.com’s co-founder just sold all of his coins.
Bitcoin remains to be the top digital currency today. Despite the doubts that people have on the coin, it managed to grow its value through the years, and a single unit of it today is already almost unaffordable. Amid the success of the cryptocurrency though, investors were surprised to know that Bitcoin.com’s co-founder sold all of his coins.
Some cryptocurrency experts, as well as long-time investors, have already given stern warning about the future of Bitcoin. Novices in the cryptocurrency mining and trading, though, are still all too excited to put a huge fraction of their savings on Bitcoin when there are hundreds of other potential coins starting to emerge.
People are slowly getting discouraged to continue their investments on Bitcoin.
In fact, Emil Oldenburg, who co-founded and is the chief technology officer of Bitcoin.com, is calling the coin “as good as useless.” He believes that the digital currency is now the “most risky investment you can make,” hence selling all of his coins. Oldenburg previously revealed why he lost his faith on Bitcoin, saying:...