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On 28 September 2015, NASA announced findings from its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which suggested that liquid water may flow down the slopes and craters of the surface of Mars. This briefing examines that announcement and what it might mean for the presence of life on the planet. The Note also details the simultaneous discovery by NASA’s Curiosity Rover of ancient lakes on Mars.


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