Image taken by the Surface Stereo Imager of NASA's Phoenix Lander, shows Martian soil piled on top of the spacecraft's deck and some of its instruments. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Max Planck Institute -
Despite falling silent late last year after five months on the arctic plains of the Red Planet, scientists around the globe continue to analyze data gathered by the Phoenix lander and uncover more clues in the search for evidence of life elsewhere. This latest news comes from researchers at the University of Arkansas who have shown that salts discovered at the Phoenix landing site have the potential to be found as liquid water - an essential ingredient for life - under the temperature and pressure conditions present on Mars.
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