SCIENCE

Into The Red: A Brief History Of The Search For Water On Mars

Despite what you may have heard, we still haven't found water on the Red Planet

Sep 28, 2015 at 4:15 PM ET

Did we just find water on Mars? NASA said on Monday it had the “strongest evidence yet” that liquid flows on Mars. The discovery of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks appear to ebb and flow over time suggests that water flows on Mars today, said the space agency. Yet finding evidence of water, and actually finding water, are two different things, and the latter still eludes us ever since the first satellite orbited the Red Planet in 1971.