“We have water..”

The strong indications have already been noted, but we now have confirmation from the latest samples taken by Nasa’s Phoenix lander

“We have water,” said William Boynton of the University of Arizona, lead scientist for the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer, or TEGA. “We’ve seen evidence for this water ice before in observations by the Mars Odyssey orbiter and in disappearing chunks observed by Phoenix last month, but this is the first time Martian water has been touched and tasted.”

Adds Nothing to do with the actual topic, but BJR linked it in the comments zone and it’s a great track.