The Source: Water On Mars
By Paul Flahive • Mar 10, 2014
“We were expecting to find colder temperatures, requiring a lower freezing-point for water than 32 degrees F, which could occur with salty water,” said Dr. David Stillman, a senior research scientist in SwRI’s Space Science and Engineering Division. “Instead, we found that RSL lengthen when afternoon surface temperatures are greater than 32 degrees F. This suggests that these flows could be due to pure water,” said Stillman, lead author of one report and co-author of another.
The studies have implications for travel to the red planet, sustained habitats on Mars and--the holy grail--life.
Guests:Dr David Stillman - Senior Research Scientist - Department of Space Studies at Southwest Research Institute