12 Mile Wide Liquid Water Lake Discovered on Mars

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A 12 mile wide liquid water lake has been discovered on Mars by a radar mapper on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter. It survives because it's capped by a layer of frozen ice with the liquid underneath. It might be very salty though, since that's apparently part of what keeps it from freezing.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/first-lake-li...22689.html
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Maybe the robotic probe mission to drill into the crust of Europa will get temporarily sidetracked by more local opportunity.

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(Jul 25, 2018 06:14 PM)C C Wrote: Maybe the robotic probe mission to drill into the crust of Europa will get temporarily sidetracked by more local opportunity.

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Yes. I'd be very curious to know what is down there. (Probably nothing much.)

But there's a tiny (tiny, tiny, tiny) chance they might find something like this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halophile

I wouldn't bet on it though.
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