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Mars soil is very dry?

Mars soil is very dry and since nobody could pop over to Mars and see if the technique worked there was concern that the powder would fall off the bit on the way to the laboratory.

Given the ambiguity of the presence of water on Mars i would have assumed the soil was completely dry meaning 0 moisture. If it was just very dry i would have thought NASA and company would have been jumping at the bit to get over there and do more intense life sign searches.

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-confirms-evidence-that-liquid-water-flows-on-today-s-mars

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/mars-buried-water-ice-subsurface-geology-astronauts-science/

https://news.sky.com/story/nasa-discovery-of-water-on-mars-was-actually-sand-11139736

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/steep-slopes-on-mars-reveal-structure-of-buried-ice

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/recurring-martian-streaks-flowing-sand-not-water

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