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PostSubject: Mars has a vast liquid water lake beneath its southern pole, scientists believe   Mars has a vast liquid water lake beneath its southern pole, scientists believe EmptyThu 26 Jul 2018, 4:26 pm

In a massive shot in the arm for the search for life on Mars, a giant lake of liquid water seems to be buried beneath the ice near the Red Planet's south pole.

Using ground-penetrating radar on an orbiting spacecraft, an Italian team picked up signs of a 20-kilometre-wide body of liquid water, hidden 1.5 kilometres under the ice cap.

They published their observations in Science today.

Whether that body of water is a relic of past oceans or part of a bigger network of subterranean lakes is still a mystery, said Roberto Orosei, a planetary scientist at the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics and lead author of the paper.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-07-26/vast-liquid-lake-found-under-mars-south-polar-ice-cap/10030264
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How do they know it is water and not some other liquid like methanol?
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Veritas wrote:
How do they know it is water and not some other liquid like methanol?

They don't  ... perhaps it is just a mirage?
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PostSubject: Re: Mars has a vast liquid water lake beneath its southern pole, scientists believe   Mars has a vast liquid water lake beneath its southern pole, scientists believe EmptyFri 27 Jul 2018, 7:27 pm

The greenies are saying it's as a result of global warming, sorry climate change.

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