Watch: Man's search for water on Mars illustrated in 3D model

A huge lake of salty water appears to be buried deep in Mars, raising the possibility of finding life on the red planet.

Watch 1 NEWS' 3D modelling in the video above for a closer look at the red planet.

The discovery, based on observations by a European spacecraft, generated excitement from experts. Water is essential to life as we know it, and scientists have long sought to prove that the liquid is present on Mars.

Read more: Scientists believe they’ve found body of liquid water beneath Mars' surface

A lake of salty water appears to be buried deep in the red planet. Source: 1 NEWS