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"Water On Mars" Front Pages From Planet Earth

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"Water On Mars" Front Pages From Planet Earth
Bertrand Hauger

Water ahoy! NASA has confirmed the existence of flowing salty water on present-day Mars, fueling hopes — and worries? — of possible life on the red planet.

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows on the planet's surface during warm seasons.

According to The New York Times, the discovery represents a shift for NASA, where officials have repeatedly played down the notion that the dusty and desolate landscape of Mars could be inhabited today, as water resources could prove vital for future human explorers.

The news made the rounds on another planet:

USA

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USA Today

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Los Angeles Times


FRANCE

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"Drip, drip, is anybody there?" — Libération

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"We've found water on Mars" — L'Alsace


BRASIL

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"Marsea" — Folha de S. Paulo


UK

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The Times


ARGENTINA

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"Hopes for life on Mars discovered" — Clarin


CHINA

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"Proof of flowing water on Mars" — Oriental Morning Post


SOUTH AFRICA

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The Star


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