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PBS NewsHour Covers NASA’s Discovery of Water on Mars

Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

Over the weekend, NASA teased a big announcement across their social media accounts, and when it arrived this morning it was a doozy! Scientists have not only found evidence of the existence of water on the red planet, they’ve found actual flowing water.

As PBS NewHour science reporter Nsikan Akpan writes this morning, “Mars has seasonal rivers of flowing water. Note the verb ‘has’ rather than ‘had,’ as in liquid water is a current feature on present-day Mars. In other words, this is not from the distant past — the water is flowing now. What appeared to be a dry void of red-orange rock is wetter than previously thought.”

Follow full coverage of this exciting discovery and what it means – and to see more of the stunning photos like the one above of some of the sites that researchers found the flowing water – visit PBS NewsHour’s Rundown online.

 

Architectural Landmarks

Watch The Seven Wonders of Ancient Egypt at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 on Wisconsin Public Television.

It’s hard to imagine that these amazing structures were built using only the simplest of tools and manpower.  Don’t miss your chance to further explore the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Temple, Karnak Temple Complex, the Temple of Ramses at Abu Simbel, the Sphinx, the Great Pyramid, and the 4,000 steps of repentance along Mount Sinai.  Enjoy an hour of not only on-site footage, but also virtual reconstructions of the seven wonders that reveal their hidden secrets.  Learn more about the builders of these massive structures and the people they were built for.

If you’re like me and just can’t wait for Tuesday, you can watch a preview (and maybe a little more) here.