NASA employees made an incredible statement – they confirmed the presence of liquid water on Mars. This was possible thanks to a spectrometer installed on the multifunctional automatic interplanetary station Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which has been studying the planet since 2006. It has long been known that on the surface of the Red Planet there is a large amount of water in the form of ice, and the results of samples of the Curiosity rover allowed the existence of liquid water under the surface of Mars. However, the current discovery was the first evidence of the existence of liquid water on the landscape of Mars. It is flowing water that causes the formation of strange surface lines on the slopes of the Martian mountains, which become more noticeable during the Martian summer and almost disappear during the Martian winter. To enlarge the image, click on it Unfortunately, as expected, clear water almost immediately evaporates under the conditions existing on the surface of Mars, therefore, the fluid flowing on the surface is a saturated solution of perchlorates (perchloric acid compounds). However, its very presence suggests that the planet has a system of underground reservoirs that feed ground flows, which significantly increases the likelihood of Martian life, even in the form of microorganisms. The results of the study were published in the journal Nature Geoscience.