Jul 29 2018
The researchers say the lake was likely able to stay liquid because of salts from Martian rocks dissolving into the water, coupled with the incredible pressure of the ice above.
To find the water, Italian researchers analysed radar signals collected over three years by the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft. The reflectance times of the radar pulses acts as a probe to see what types of materials are hidden beneath the surface and its overall topology.
Orosei said the water in the Martian lake was below the normal freezing point but remained liquid thanks in large part to high levels of salts.
Previous discoveries have only been around temporary trickles of water and so to have found a massive reservoir of liquid hidden underground has been hailed a stunningly incredible result.
But now, hope for the potential confirmation of microbial life on Mars has been boosted significantly following the discovery of what appears to be a pool of liquid water buried beneath layers of ice at the planet's southern pole.
The location's radar profile resembled that of subglacial lakes found beneath Earth's Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.
Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province
A second group of White Helmets and their families has been unable to reach the border, a Canadian government source told AFP . Israel's Haaretz daily said the evacuees also included orphans who had been injured in the Syrian fighting.
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Trump unfazed by GOP criticism, says Putin meeting was great
Chuck Hagel, a former senator and defense secretary, said that Trump "failed America" in the press conference. Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denial that Russian Federation meddled in the USA election.
If other reservoirs are detected and a network of glacial lakes is uncovered - like on Earth - then it could indicate that water has persisted on Mars for millions of years, said Orosei.
NASA is planning to launch a new rover as early as July 2020 with a mission to comprehensively determine whether life ever arose on Mars, while characterising the climate and geology of the red planet and preparing for human exploration. But there hasn't been evidence of stable bodies of water until now, the researchers said.
"This thrilling discovery is a highlight for planetary science and will contribute to our understanding of the evolution of Mars, the history of water on our neighbour planet and its habitability". The interface between ice and water acts similarly, producing a bright reflection.
Scientists have long known that Mars has water in the form of ice and certain minerals. The researchers said that the lake is about 20km across and at least one metre deep, which apparently qualifies it to be a lake according to the lead researcher.
Speaking in a recorded interview released by Science, Prof Orosei revealed that his team spent years checking their results before being confident enough to announce the discovery.
Still, the more measurements scientists can collect, the more confident they can be. The presence of the underground lake was discovered by scientists at the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), in Rome, DailyMail cited.
Jul 28 2018
Severe Flood Watches Issued As Cloudy Skies Loom And Rain Continues
Friday is still looking like the best day with highs in the upper 80s and rain chances sticking to a 40% chance through the day. A round of thunderstorms is projected for Friday afternoon into the evening, possibly featuring heavy rain and strong winds.
Jul 25 2018
Trump reacts to Cohen tape: "Your favorite president did nothing wrong!"
The source close to Cohen says that message was meant to send a clear message about the President's fitness for the job. McDougal has said she began a almost year-long affair with Trump in 2006 shortly after his wife, Melania, gave birth.
Jul 24 2018
Sony IMX586 Smartphone Camera Sensor With 48 Effective Megapixels Resolution Launched
As a result, scenes with both bright and dark areas can be captured with minimal highlight blowout or loss of detail in shadows. The increased pixel count will enable great imaging experience even on smartphones which use digital zoom.
Jul 24 2018
Dennis Robertson Attended Kawhi Leonard's Meeting With Raptors
On Friday, Raptors team president Masai Ujiri apologized to DeRozan for leaving him with the impression he would not be traded. He said as long as he is in charge of the Raptors , he will do everything he can to celebrate DeRozan's Toronto tenure.
Jul 22 2018
Trump defends efforts to build a rapport with Putin
In a stunning turn of events, President Donald Trump has invited Russia's Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall. People were speculating whether Putin had some sort of leverage over Trump that was making him behave in this manner.
Jul 21 2018
17 dead after duck boat capsizes in Missouri lake during storm
An amphibious vehicle carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and sank on Thursday night, killing as many as 11 people. On the road, the vehicles ride high and take up a great deal of space, and it's hard for drivers to see what's around them.
Jul 20 2018
Meghan Markle's Half-Sister Slams the Duchess for Ignoring Their Dad
Just a few days later, it was reported that Thomas had suffered a heart attack and would undergo heart surgery . I bet Grant would have been loads of fun at her half-sister's wedding after-party . "She was lovely .
Jul 20 2018
After Helsinki, Trump plans to host Putin in Washington
He previously worked in the Canberra press gallery and recently finished a Masters of Journalism at Columbia University in NY . US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shake hands as they meet in Helsinki, Finland on 16 July.
Jul 20 2018
Guardiola wants Man City stars rested and ready
Jorginho played under Maurizio Sarri at Napoli and Chelsea's new head coach was keen to be reunited with him at Stamford Bridge.
Jul 18 2018
Horror for Netflix as it misses subscriber targets
In a letter to shareholders, Netflix acknowledged the miss: "We had a strong but not stellar Q2", the statement said. As of June 30, Netflix had 130 million subscribers, including 57.4 million in the US.
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