Busy Week at NASA

This time it's water on Mars. I'm just watching a stream of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter press conference that is associated with the article NASA Images Suggest Water Still Flows in Brief Spurts on Mars. Before-after pictures show a trickle of something liquid, they assume water mixed with sediments, that flew down a hill and froze. The question is, how did it turn liquid inside the planet long enough to flow before it froze again? (e.g. is the water acidic?) The NASA guys are excited, the journalists ask "So... is this the holy grail now or what?" and "So... did we get Mars geophysics all wrong?" Hehe. Poor NASA guys. Did somebody threaten to cancel their funding if they don't bring results this week?

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