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The search for water on Mars
The search for water on Mars

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4 The search is on!

In the following section, you will learn more about how the spacecraft exploration of Mars has assisted in the search for water on Mars. Before you begin, you might like to take a look at the ’15 minutes on Mars’ interactive feature that has a timeline of spacecraft exploration of the red planet.

Activity 3: 15 minutes on Mars

Timing: 15 minutes

Take a look at the 15 minutes on Mars Interactive feature [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

As you move through the following sections, you might find it useful to make notes about what evidence has been found that suggests water exists on Mars today, or in Mars’ past. You will return to the evidence in Section 5.