Update 11:45 a.m.: Today’s NASA announcement concerned evidence of “possible flowing water during the warmest months of Mars.”

Series of images researchers say shows warm-season features that might be evidence of current salty liquid water active on Mars. Click for larger image. (Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona)

Read the NASA press release here.

The findings were published in today’s edition of the journal Science. Space.com and ScienceNOW have reports.

You can watch a narrated presentation of a set of images taken by the Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter that the research team says shows geological changes across seasons, indicating current flowing water on the planet. (Click here for different file formats.)

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NASA has announced a news briefing, available to the media at Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, and to everyone else via the web. The space agency says it will announce a “significant new Mars science finding…based on observations from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which has been orbiting the Red Planet since 2006.”

You can watch the announcement live now on NASA TV and at US Stream.

NASA Announces Evidence of Possible Flowing Water on Mars; Images, Narrated Presentation 4 August,2011Jon Brooks

  • Jonathan

    Liquefaction caused by seismic activity

    • Paul

      Considering that it’s seasonal, a relation to seismic activity is unlikely.

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