This was how Google welcomed on Tuesday, September 29, the news of a National Aeronautics Space Administration (Nasa) finding of evidence of water in Mars.
Google posted on its home page an animated doodle of a happy Martian getting a sip of water from a glass (www.google.com).
It said that the discovery “stirred us like a long, cool drink in the blistering heat.”
Google referred to the discovery of evidence of liquid water in a crater during Martian summers on Mars.
While the water is believed to be briny, such a discovery “has tremendous implications in the search for life beyond our planet,” Google said.
“We felt compelled to honor such an exciting discovery with a Doodle, and thinking about water and Mars for that long made us really, really thirsty,” it added
As with past doodles, clicking on the doodle will take visitors to a Search Results page for Nasa scientists finding evidence of flowing water on Mars.