Water is the lifeblood of everything from plants and animals to humans.
It’s the source of all life on Earth.
But, water is also a key element of life on Mars.
Now, a team of researchers has discovered that water is essential for life on the Red Planet.
Their study was published in the journal Geology.
The researchers say that water also plays a vital role in the evolution of microbes and plants.
They suggest that the presence of water on Mars, where water is scarce, could provide a new way of life.
“The water that we are finding in Mars is very rare,” said co-author and graduate student Michael Dolan.
“There’s been a lot of research about water, but we didn’t really know what the chemistry was of it.”
The team looked at the presence and abundance of water in Mars’ Martian crust, which is composed of carbon dioxide and other materials.
These minerals form when a rock forms on Mars after it has been exposed to the solar wind.
It turns the minerals into salts.
The salts form as the rock gets colder and the heat in the sun heats the minerals up.
As the minerals become warmer, the salt becomes less soluble.
This means the minerals are more water-soluble.
This is because the minerals absorb more water from the atmosphere, which means they will become less stable and will need to be broken down more easily.
But water is a critical component in the chemical reactions needed for life.
The water on Earth is essential to life.
It is what allows us to make proteins, to survive in extreme conditions, and to produce oxygen and other vital elements in our bodies.
However, the amount of water present on Earth varies widely.
For example, on Mars the amount varies from a few millimetres to several feet, and on Earth it varies from less than 1 millimetre to about 2 feet.
So, the researchers wanted to find out if the water on Martian rocks was as important as the water in Earth’s atmosphere.
“We wanted to see if there was a difference in the abundance of the water that is found on Mars versus the water we find in the atmosphere,” said Dolan, who is now at the University of California at Berkeley.
“We found that it is very, very different.”
Their findings are very interesting, as there are some very common things in Mars that are extremely similar to Earth.
The researchers found that the water is very important in microbial life, as well as plants and fungi.
For example, there are abundant microbes in the crust of Mars, which are known as sulfate minerals.
These are a type of mineral that can form on a rock after it forms from carbon dioxide, but also form a new type of salt on the surface.
The presence of sulfate salts in the Mars crust is very unusual, as most minerals are made of iron.
The presence of these sulfate rocks is very similar to the sulfur that is present in the Earth’s upper atmosphere.
These sulfate forms can lead to a lot more water, and they can also affect water chemistry.
The sulfate on Mars has a pH of 7.4, which isn’t that high on Earth, but the water could also have a higher pH.
“If you are looking at the Earth, you see that the pH is about 6 on Earth,” Dolan said.
“The Mars pH is 7.7, and we found that there’s also a lot less water in the Martian crust.”
“This indicates that Mars has very high salinity, and the water there is really, really important,” Drol said.