When Curiosity’s rovers hit the surface of Mars in August of 2020, we will likely be able to take the first measurements of water there.
However, there is still a lot of unknowns about how much water exists on Mars.
We already know there is an abundance of methane, but not a lot.
So far, there are also indications that the atmosphere may contain even more water, which may explain why the mission has found evidence of a few water-rich meteorites.
There is also evidence of the possibility that Mars has been habitable for billions of years.
But we will never know if the water exists in abundance.
That’s why it’s crucial that we know where we are on the surface.
In fact, if we are looking at a habitable environment on Mars, the discovery of water is just one of the many important scientific and technological discoveries that we will make along the way.
We have made discoveries about the composition of the water, how it is distributed in the environment, and how it interacts with the rest of the environment.
We know the water on Earth is very different from Mars, but there are many questions about the Martian water environment.
This article is part of our series exploring the potential impact that life on Mars might have on the human species.
The article has been updated to reflect that the Curiosity rover is actually equipped with an infrared camera.
We’ve also added a brief explanation of how the rover’s cameras work.