Sunday, August 7, 2011

Nepali student spots (possibly) water on Mars

A Nepali undergraduate geophysics student at the University of Arizona, USA was the first to spot signs of possible flowing water during the warmer months on Mars that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced through a press conference on Thursday.[1]
Congratulations to Lujendra Ojha for his achievements!

Why is spotting water important?
Once, I was hiking with one of my scientist friend.  We were catching our part of the air after few miles near the lake. He looked into the lake while resting and said in deep voice:
Do you realize how many billions of dollar has gone into our science projects to find just few drops of these in space?
It was a deep comment and I appreciated it.

Can you think of few reasons why finding water on extra-terrestrial environment may be important? [2,3]


1 comment:

  1. Water is the cradle of life as we know it. So:

    Water is a resource we need more of, and water else where suggests a likelihood of a habitable planet.


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