NASA Curiosity rover finds ‘surprising’ amount of water in Mars soil analysis – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation

A soil analysis on Mars by the Curiosity rover has turned up a surprising amount of water, as well as a chemical that will make a search for life more complicated, scientists said.A scoop of fine-grained sand collected by the rover shortly after its August 2012 touchdown showed the soil contains about 2 percent of water by weight.”It was kind of a surprise to us,” Curiosity scientist Laurie Leshin said.”If you take a cubic foot of that soil you can basically get two pints of water out it.

via NASA Curiosity rover finds ‘surprising’ amount of water in Mars soil analysis – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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