By Josh Beneteau
This is water (H2O).
It is widely considered the source of life for everything on Earth. And before today, we on Earth thought we had dibs on this awesome liquid.
But now NASA is saying they have found liquid water on Mars. It looks like this, with the black lines representing what NASA calls recurring slope lineae. This gif below shows the lineae from 2011.
New information published today proves the 2011 theory that these black lines are water. Meaning the odds of there being life on other planets have increased big time.
So next time you sip on some sweet, sweet water, or relax in a pool, think about space. And think about all the other aliens out there who could be doing the same thing.