British moviemaker Ridley Scott knew about the presence of water on Mars long before it was officially announced by the American Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director himself told reporters about this.
"I knew this many months ago. When I first talked to NASA specialists, we discussed various aspects of research, and I told them:" So you found massive glaciers there? "They told me that they really believe that the snow-white formations on the planet's surface are glaciers. And then I said: "Wow! So there were oceans. Therefore, we are now at that stage in the evolution of the planet, which Mars passed 750 million years ago. "They answered me:" That's a good question. "Well, and decided to find out," - said Scott.
Recall that on September 28, 2015, NASA announced that with the help of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter orbital laboratory, evidence was obtained for the presence of seasonal salt water flows on Mars. According to the researchers, water saturated with perchlorates may not freeze even at temperatures of -70 degrees Celsius, which makes it possible to count on the discovery of life on the planet.
Recall that Ridley Scott shot the movie "The Martian", which takes place on the Red Planet. The premiere of the movie in USA will take place on October 8, 2015.
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