The malfunctioning Chinese Mars rover may have found evidence of fresh water on the Red Planet

Data from China’s Zhurong rover indicates that Mars may have had liquid water on its surface 400,000 years ago.

The researchers used three of the rover’s instruments to sample dunes from Mars’ Utopia Planitia, a low-lying region in the northern hemisphere. In the region’s distinct salt fissures, researchers believe they have found archaeological evidence of water more recently than previously discovered.

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