Just ran across this article:
"Ice on Mars: Americans Pour Cold Water on 'Eureka Moment'"
"But there was a cool reception among experts at the American space agency, Nasa, to the claim.
They pointed out that in the last two years the Nasa spacecraft Mars Odyssey had already detected large amounts of ice mixed with Martian soil as
little as 18 inches from the surface.
Orlando Figueroa, Nasa's Mars exploration director, said: "Our Odyssey spacecraft that has been orbiting Mars since 2001 did discover vast amounts
of frozen water in the northern and southern latitudes. And we were surprised by the fact that there was so much, and so close to the surface.
"So it's not new news, but we are happy to see that their (ESA's) satellite is also able to pick up where it exists."
Here's a Viking photo showing 'snow' on Mars:
Is the ESA just confirming what was pretty much already thought and perhaps already considered?
And is this definitely confirming that there was or is beneath the surface and beneath the surface in non-poar regions?
[Edited on 23-1-2004 by Seekerof]