Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Liquid Water on Mars Tops Many Lists for 2009

Posted: January 25, 2010

Liquid Water on Mars Tops Many Lists for 2009

In the October issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research, AOSS Professor Nilton Renno first theorized that self-images from the lander show blobs of liquid water on the landers legs. This discovery of liquid water by the Phoenix Mars lander tops many lists around the world. Astrobiology Magazine rated it as the top story for 2009 (

National Geographic also rates the discovery as one of the “Top Ten Space Finds of 2009” (

BBC News highlighted the discovery in its "Science news highlights of 2009" for the month of March. (

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