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Water still flows on Mars, scientists say

Water still flows on Mars, scientists say

Where there's brine, there's water.

Scientists scouring the Red Planet using NASA'S Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter said Monday they've found direct evidence of saltwater still flowing on the surface.

Granted, they haven't caught the liquid in the act — and what they've detected looks less like salty water and more like watery salt. But nonetheless, the discovery disclosed in a paper published Monday by the journal Nature Geoscience helps solve a long-standing Martian mystery and sheds light on the potential for life on our nearest planetary neighbor.

Flowing water, "suggests that it would be possible for there to be life today on Mars," said NASA's science...