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Mars: Occurrence of Liquid Water

Ingersoll, Andrew P. (1970) Mars: Occurrence of Liquid Water. Science, 168 (3934). pp. 972-973. ISSN 0036-8075.

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In the absence of juvenile liquid water, condensation of water vapor to ice and subsequent melting of ice are the only means of producing liquid water on the martian surface. However, the evaporation rate is so high that the available heat sources cannot melt pure ice. Liquid water is therefore limited to concentrated solutions of strongly deliquescent salts.

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Additional Information:© 1970 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 2 February 1969; revised 17 November 1969. Contribution No. 1614 of the Division of Geological Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.
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