We're NASA Mars scientists. Ask us anything about today's news announcement of liquid water on Mars.
Today, NASA confirmed evidence that liquid water flows on present-day Mars, citing data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The mission's project scientist and deputy project scientist answered questions live from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, from 11 a.m. to noon PT (2-3 p.m. ET, 1800-1900 UTC).
Update (noon PT): Thank you for all of your great questions. We'll check back in over the next couple of days and answer as many more as possible, but that's all our MRO mission team has time for today.
Participants will initial their replies:
- Rich Zurek, Chief Scientist, NASA Mars Program Office; Project Scientist, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
- Leslie K. Tamppari, Deputy Project Scientist, MRO
- Stephanie L. Smith, NASA-JPL social media team
- Sasha E. Samonchina, NASA-JPL social media team
News release: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4722