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Ice May Be Buried Beneath These Ancient Martian Hills

21 Feb 2015, 22:28 UTC
Ice May Be Buried Beneath These Ancient Martian Hills
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Scientists have been hunting for evidence of water on Mars ever since we started looking at the Red Planet through telescopes. But Mars does have water, and lots of it; solid water in the form of ice locked up in its polar caps and buried under its surface. And, if observations made by ESA’s Mars Express […]

The southern portion of Phlegra Montes on Mars, acquired by ESA’s Mars Express on Oct. 8, 2014. Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC by-SA 3.0 IGO
Scientists have been hunting for evidence of water on Mars ever since we started looking at the Red Planet through telescopes. But Mars does have water, and lots of it; solid water in the form of ice locked up in its polar caps and buried under its surface. And, if observations made by ESA’s Mars Express are indicative of similar processes seen on Earth, these ancient hills may also hold hidden deposits of underground ice.
Read the rest of my article on Discovery News here. Tagged: ESA, ESA’s Mars Express, ice, Mars, Mars Express, Red Planet, science, space, water

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