More underwater reservoirs have been discovered on Mars, raising the possibility of some kind of life being discovered there.
Researchers at the University of Roma Tre in Italy have discovered lakes of water beneath the surface of Mars’ South Ice Pole.
It may be recalled that a lake hidden under the Martian polar ice of Mars was discovered earlier in 2018.
For the new discovery, researchers used radar data from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express Orbit to search for liquid water.
According to a statement issued by the European Space Agency, 3 new lakes have been discovered after collecting and analyzing data in various ways.
The researchers published their findings in the journal Nature Astronomy.
The three lakes are hidden under a thick layer of ice, with the largest lake spanning an area of 19 miles, surrounded by several small ponds.
Researchers expect that the water in these lakes will be much brackish as soon as they are able to remain in liquid form at such low temperatures.
A 2019 study suggested that volcanic activity may have prevented water from freezing, but new research emphasizes the idea of too much salt in the water.
The European Space Agency says it is not possible for surface water to remain stable, but new research has opened the door to the possibility that a system of subterranean lakes millions or billions of years old may exist on the Red Planet.
Remember that Mars is now cold, barren and dry, but it is believed that 3.6 billion years ago, the planet was home to liquid water and lakes.
Scientists are trying to find ancient microbes on Mars.
NASA has sent several missions there to collect evidence on the surface of Mars.
Water reservoirs are more important for finding life, but they are difficult to reach because they are located a mile below the ice sheet.
Apparently, no major revelations are likely soon from the South Pole of Mars, but this will be an important target in the future.