Ice de­posits dis­cov­ered on Mars

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

SCI­EN­TISTS have found what they say are huge ice sheets stretch­ing across Mars, a de­vel­op­ment that could be a “game-changer” in our mis­sion to live there. The re­search, us­ing images from a NASA space­craft cur­rently or­bit­ing the Red Planet, found eight sites that ap­pear to have huge ice de­posits on steep slopes. The sci­en­tists claim that the ice could be an eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble source of wa­ter for the ex­plor­ers who hope to go and live there. The re­search de­scribes some­thing en­tirely new: thick un­der­ground sheets that are ex­posed along large slopes that rise as much as 100 me­tres up from the planet.

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