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Mars discovery rover could have found water on the red planet

Aerial view of the red planet Credit: Reuters

The curiosity rover which landed on the surface of Mars has found evidence there was once water on the planet.

Dr John Bridges from the University of Leicester is leading a team of scientists working on the project.

Analysis of a smoothed slab of rock indicates a stream of water once flowed there.

The mission is expected to last for two years.

Photo showing the rocky surface of Mars Credit: Reuters

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Latest photographs from Mars Curiosity rover

The base of Mount Sharp on Mars Credit: Nasa
Landing site and highest point of Mount Sharp Credit: Nasa
Geological layers at the base of Mount Sharp Credit: Nasa
The traces left after a 70 foot (21 metre) journey at end of August Credit: Nasa

The Curiosity rover is the largest and most advanced spacecraft ever sent to another planet. Dr John Bridges from the University of Leicester is leading a team of scientists working on the project.

More photographs are available on the Mars Curiosity website.

Out of this world: The moment Will.i.am played his song on the surface of Mars

Musician Will.i.am has made interplanetary history in the first ever planet-to-planet music broadcast.

NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity beamed his new song from the red planet to earth, playing an mp3 file to an audience of NASA engineers and students in California.

Dr John Bridges from the University of Leicester is leading a team of scientists working on project Curoisity.

Going where no humans have gone before the song made its solar system debut after travelling more than 330 million miles.

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