Astronomers have found liquid water on the red planet. A massive underground water lake has been found on Mars. This detection of the liquid water on the red planet raises the possibility that more water and maybe even life exists there, international astronomers said on Wednesday. The lake is located under a layer of Martian ice. The lake is about 12 miles (20 kilometers) wide, said the report led by Italian researchers in the US journal Science.
It is the largest liquid water body ever found on the Red Planet. This suggests that the water on Mars is not a temporary mark this time instead it is a persistent water body that may help in evolution which will provide an environment for the growth of life. Mars is now cold, deserted and dry but used to be warm, humid and wet. It was home to plenty of liquid water and lakes about 3.6 billion years ago.
Scientists are eagerly searching for contemporary water because such discoveries will help to unlock the mystery of whether life ever formed on Mars in its past, or if it might persist today. Availability water sources could also help humans to survive on a future crewed mission to Earth’s neighboring planet. The water found now on mars in no fit to drink at the moment and lies about 1.5 kilometers deep inside the Martian crust. Therefore the water dissolves a lot of Martian minerals and salts.
Therefore the origin of life is still a big question ??