Phoenix Mars Lander confirms the presence of water in the red planet. University of Arizona scientists say the vital and limiting factor of life as we know water to be on Earth is detected for the first time near the polar north of the intriguing planet on July 30, 2008.
The definitive confirmation of water away from Earth offers scientists clues on the origin, formation, evolution, and outcome of planetary systems. It brings new postulates regarding the habitability of heavenly bodies. The significant discovery of the Lander’s sophisticated instruments also strengthens the possibility of life in the solar system and in the outer reaches of space. Photo Credit: H2O on Earth/Toriaj