Google is celebrating the evidence of water found by NASA on Mars by dedicating it today’s creative doodle. The animated doodle shows round red ‘happy’ Mars revolving around its axis and sipping a glass of water.
After multiple experiments and tests NASA announced that liquid water has been found on Mars that may harbor hopes of some life forms on the planet .
In the blogpost, Google Doodle team wrote that, “Science has gestured at the presence of water on Mars before, but evidence of liquid water–briny, creeping flows that appear in a crater during Martian summers–has tremendous implications in the search for life beyond our planet. We felt compelled to honor such an exciting discovery with a Doodle, and staring at satellite images of Mars for inspiration made Doodler Nate Swinehart really, really thirsty.” Users can check out closer images of Mars via Google Earth here.
“Mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past,” said Jim Green, director of planetary science for NASA. Scientists in 2008 confirmed the existence of frozen water on Mars.
Now instruments aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have yielded what researchers said is the strongest evidence yet that water in liquid form trickles down certain Martian slopes.