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Tags: John Batchelor, Dr. Jeffrey Plaut, Dr. David Livingston, Mars underground lake, Mars south polar cap, Mars liquid water, MARSIS, Italian National Institute for Astrophysics, ground penetrating radar, Mars below surface temperatures, perchlorates, salts, Martian life, water ice on Mars, permittivity
Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Jeffrey Plaut, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Probability of liquid water being found underground on Mars. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. Please note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.
John Batchelor and I welcomed Dr. Jeffrey Plaut, planetary scientist from JPL, to the program to discuss the recently announced discovery of liquid water under the south polar cap of Mars. We learned that the classification of liquid water on Mars was not yet final and needed more work for confirmation. Listen to how our guest explained this discovery. We talked about Martian factors making it likely to be liquid water including the reflections received from ground penetrating radar and what we know about internal Martian temperatures, the Martian gravity, permittivity, salts including perchlorates and more. This was a one segment Hotel Mars discussion.
You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Plaut through me. Dr. Plaut can also be reached through his JPL website. Note that Dr. Plaut was a featured speaker on this topic at the Mars Society Convention. You can see his talk with his Power Point slides once The Mars Society has archived the program. Having seen it, I certainly recommend you watch it.