Every time NASA
holds a press conference it is completely impossible not to start thinking, well maybe they've done it this time, maybe they've found alien life. It happened when the Internet got carried away with the arsenic life debacle last year. So, when NASA said they had a special announcement about Mars
, who didn't start hoping for aliens, really? But, alas, once again NASA has not found life on Mars. What they did find, pictured in the image above, is water. Or, what is most likely, probably, should be, water of some kind.
Now, liquid water on Mars, that is pretty cool. But what is the evidence? Images gathered by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
have showed dark, finger-like features that appear and extend down some of the slopes on Mars' surface. These features appear during the warmest months on Mars, and retreat as it gets colder, leading to the conclusion that it could possibly be the result of water flowing on or beneath Mars' surface.