FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — It has been a subject of debate for decades, if water and life exists on Mars.
Nearly two years ago, scientists discovered what appeared to be a lake under the surface of Mars’ southern ice cap.
New research published Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy, has found more evidence of salty water near the south pole of Mars.
According to the study, a team of scientists used the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS) to probe the planet’s southern polar region.
Using this technology, they were able to gather more specific details about the lake near the south pole of Mars by reflectivity, which is also used on Earth.
While probing the large lake, scientists discovered three more bodies of water near the main one.
Scientists say there are also numerous small, salty ponds which means Mars might have microscopic life.
At the end of the day, this discovery is a good thing and it gives scientists a better picture of the climate on Mars.
There may truly be life on Mars but more researched needs to be done.