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Viking / Mars Exploration / Water #490133

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 22, 1976
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(Studio) Scientists in Viking II program conclude from new pictures sent from Mars, if there's ice there must be water.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No location given) Scientists conclude Mars polar caps made of water, not carbon dioxide or dry ice. (Photos from Viking II shown.) Finding water there makes increased chance of life on planet. [G. SOFFEN - says at 1st didn't know if any water there, now vast amts. found; next question is can it be liquified.] [B. FARMER - says as winter ends and sun approaches Viking II Utopia site, ice buried under few millimeters of dust will have to go through liquid phase.] Scientists will give biological report on Viking II experiments Thursday; will perhaps tell if Viking II site shows more evidence of life than site of Viking I.

Brinkley, David;
Neal, Roy

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