And, according to experts, these underground sources are active.
To such conclusion experts of the University of southern California. IN their opinion. Underground water on the red Planet to form streams and rivers on the surface. This explains the fact that Mars has a characteristic wrinkled surface, which resembles a frozen water flows.
Researchers believe that the folds have arisen due to the fact that the underground water came to the surface under great pressure. Streams trickled, flowed through the cracks of the ground and created a kind of channel.
Last year, American scientists found at the South pole of the planet to detect deep-water lake, hidden under an ice cap. This finding gave the scientists reason to think that groundwater is active at any time can manifest itself on the surface.
Experts even dare to name the depth at which there is branched a functioning hydrological system that from time to time pushes the underground streams to the surface of the planet. Depth. According to experts, is 750 metres away. Therefore, there is a lot of pressure.
“The fact that there is water on Mars it has been proven 100%, and not just water, but the rivers and oceans. Well, because on Mars the water has evaporated due to the almost complete lack of atmosphere, weak magnetic field weaker than earth’s gravity, it is under the bark it is quite and could be preserved. That’s why sooner or later there will be moments when the river or streams will still be tread on the surface of the red planet” – say the researchers.
Scientists are interested in water on Mars in the first place, in order to alleviate the plight of the people who will be the colonizers of the red planet.
Experts cautiously suggest that the first flight of people to Mars will be at least 30 years later, we’re just not ready.
“The base on Mars must be based beneath the crust at a depth of a few tens of meters below the ground to protect people from this radiation. And of course without water, people have nothing to do there,” say the researchers.