Lake Found on Mars?
Researchers have found evidence of an existing body of water, a lake to be specific, on Mars. It sits under the planet’s south polar ice cap and is about 20 km across.
Previous research found possible signs of intermittent liquid water flowing on the martian surface, but this is the first sign of a persistent body of water on the planet in the present day. Since the temperature of the planet has cooled down a bit, most of its water has turned to ice.
This result is exciting because even though there had been evidence of water existing on the red planet in the past, there were no signs of any water being there in present day. What could this mean for life on the planet? Researchers are trying to find out.