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Huge underground ice deposit on Mars is bigger than New Mexico

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posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 10:50 PM
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For those contemplating on a trip to Mars and a colony, the article has some good news... Bring a shovel !
www.foxnews.com...


A giant deposit of buried ice on Mars contains about as much water as Lake Superior does here on Earth, a new study reports.

The ice layer, which spans a greater area than the state of New Mexico, lies in Mars' mid-northern latitudes and is covered by just 3 feet to 33 feet of soil. It therefore represents a vast possible resource for future astronauts exploring the Red Planet, study team members said.

"This deposit is probably more accessible than most water ice on Mars, because it is at a relatively low latitude and it lies in a flat, smooth area where landing a spacecraft would be easier than at some of the other areas with buried ice," co-author Jack Holt, of the University of Texas, Austin, said in a statement. [Photos: The Search for Water on Mars]




posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: 727Sky

I just watched for the first time yesterday Total Recall (the original.)

You can imagine my mind be all like


I love when science fiction becomes...just science.




edit on 24-11-2016 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 25 2016 @ 05:31 AM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

Yes and the more we explore Mars there may be a few more surprises up it's red sleeve. The whole water thing really is an important finding for future explorers IMO.



 
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