NASA Finds Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars: See the Funniest Twitter Reactions to the Big #MarsAnnouncement

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After NASA revealed evidence of liquid water on present-day Mars, #MarsAnnouncement started trending on Twitter Buena Vista Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

Beam Us up, Scotty! It’s been an eventful few days in the Milky Way, what with the supermoon lunar eclipse on Sunday, Sept. 27, and now NASA’s big #MarsAnnouncement on Monday, Sept. 28. After teasing a “major science finding” on Twitter this week, the space agency revealed “the strongest evidence yet” that liquid water flows on present-day Mars.

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The discovery — from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter — suggests “more habitable conditions on the near surface of Mars than previously thought,” researcher Mary Beth Wilhelm told CNN.

In simpler terms? “We think liquid water is essential for life (at least as we know it),” said Rich Zurek, chief scientist of NASA’s Mars Program Office, in a Reddit AMA after the announcement. “That does not mean that life is there; but, it’s a good place to look.”

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The dark, narrow streaks on slopes of Mars are inferred to be formed by seasonal flow of water NASA
Zurek also confirmed in the AMA that NASA is “looking into the possibility of sending humans to the vicinity of Mars in the early 2030s.” He added, “In this scenario, the earliest humans to the surface would be in the late 2030s.”

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Not surprisingly, Twitter had a field day with NASA’s big reveal. Check out the best and funniest reactions to the #MarsAnnouncement below!

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