Thursday, October 22, 2015

UFO Reseacher Discovers Liquid Water Flowing On Mars Via NASA Photo

An online UFO blogger has claimed “discovery” of liquid water flowing on the planet Mars in a photo of the Martian surface captured by NASA’s Curiosity rover.

The photo, sourced from NASA’s JPL website, was taken by Curiosity rover on Sol 707 or February 8, 2014, at 12:52:11 UTC.

According to UFO Sightings Daily editor Scott Waring, the photo shows a dark streak indicative of liquid water running from below rocks on the Martian surface.

The location is a small clump of rocks on a small mound in the Gale Crater region of Mars, where NASA landed Curiosity rover at 05:32 UTC on August 6, 2012.
Liquid Flowing Water On Mars
Dark Streak Photographed By Mars Curiosity Rover Is Evidence Of Flowing Water On Mars, Says UFO Blogger (Scott Waring/UFO Sightings Daily)
The evidence for water, according to Waring, is the dark streak shown in the photo. The dark streak is indicative of wetness that contrasts with the light colored dry sand around.

Curiosity Rover Photo Shows Liquid Water Flowing On Mars
Dark Streak On Gale Crater Is Evidence Of Liquid Water Flowing On Mars, UFO Blogger Says (Scott Waring/UFO Sightings Daily)
“You can see the wetness and the different color of soil compared to that around it. There is no doubt that it is water.”
Although NASA has never announced discovery of flowing liquid water in the Gale Crater area by the Curiosity rover, the agency announced recently that dark streaks on the Martian surface in the Hale Crater region far away from the Gale Crater could be evidence of intermittent liquid water flows.
Dark Streak Shows Liquid Water Flowing On Martian Surface
Liquid Water Flowing On Martian Surface (Scott Waring/UFO Sightings Daily)
In a statement published on September 28, 2015, NASA announced that Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) found evidence of hydrated minerals associated with dark streaks on slopes in the Hale Crater region.

Darkening of the streaks during warmer seasons suggested intermittent flows, according to NASA scientists.
“We found the hydrated salts only when the seasonal features were widest, which suggests that either the dark streaks themselves or a process that forms them is the source of the hydration. In either case, the detection of hydrated salts on these slopes means that water plays a vital role in the formation of these streaks.”
The YouTube video animation below is a JPL simulation of the darks streaks advancing down slopes during warmer seasons. The dark streaks, according to NASA scientists, appear to represent seasonal flows of liquid water on the Red Planet.