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Rover Finds Water in Martian Soil

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Nasa’s Curiosity rover finds water in Martian soil

Dirt sample reveals two pints of liquid water per cubic feet, not freely accessible but bound to other minerals in the soil.

Water has been discovered in the fine-grained soil on the surface of Mars, which could be a useful resource for future human missions to the red planet, according to measurements made by Nasa‘s Curiosity rover.

Each cubic foot of Martian soil contains around two pints of liquid water, though the molecules are not freely accessible, but rather bound to other minerals in the soil.

The Curiosity rover has been on Mars since August 2012, landing in an area near the equator of the planet known as Gale Crater. Its target is to circle and climb Mount Sharp, which lies at the centre of the crater, a five-kilometre-high mountain of layered rock that will help scientists unravel the history of the planet.

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Space Tourist to Announce Daring Manned Mars Voyage for 2018

Space Tourist to Announce Daring Manned Mars Voyage for 2018

Musk on Mars and Electric Cars

Elon Musk discusses Mars and electric cars

Elon Musk, the co-founder of PayPal and Tesla, and founder of SpaceX talks to the FT about electric cars for the mass market and putting people on Mars (Financial Times video)