Space enthusiasts, your day has been made. Earlier this morning, NASA announced that it has proof of the current presence of salty water on Mars
. You know — that dusty, red planet that sported an ice cap in the first episode of The Magic School Bus
According to the most recent evidence, salt water has been on Mars' surface in the past few months. Scientists deduced this fact based on the presence of recurring slope lineae — which show up as dark streaks on the planet's surface — that are a result of salt water flowing down Mars' slopes. The images ahead, taken with a spectrometer, show these long streaks on the sides of three of the planet's craters.
"This is a significant development, as it appears to confirm that water — albeit briny — is flowing today on the surface of Mars," astronaut John Grunsfeld said in a press release
. Ahead, four glorious photos that were used to prove that water is on Mars. Next up — who knows?