Since our early explorations of space, humans have been fascinated by the idea of other planets capable of sustaining life as we know it here on Earth. So far, Mars  has been the best candidate. It is known that at one point, Mars had water, one of the key components for a life-supporting planet. What we hadn't yet discovered, though, was the specific conditions, such as temperature, of that water, which is key to solving the mystery of Mars' hospitality.
This information about water temperature was deduced by John Bridges from the University of Leicester Space Research Center, who studied a special class of meteorites, nakhlites, which are only found in impact craters on Mars. From this study, scientists were able to form conclusions about the temperature of the water. This brings us one step closer to learning more about the possibility of life on Mars.
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