The student who discovered water on Mars says it was a 'lucky accident'

Lujendra Ojha and his team stunned the world when they discovered proof of liquid water on the surface of Mars. The discovery was made by Ojha during his time as a UA undergraduate using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, HiRISE, a high resolution camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Ojha’s 2011 research project suggested that recurring slope linea - areas on Martian slopes that appear to flow during warm Martian seasons - may be caused by water. This discovery has huge implications for the search for extraterrestrial life.