posted on Jan, 25 2004 @ 06:00 PM
The European orbiter Mars Express has detected frozen water at Mars' South Pole.
The announcement on Friday by mission officials backs strong indications provided earlier by NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter in March 2002.
"We have identified water ice on the South Pole," Vittorio Formisano, a European Space Agency scientist said, citing preliminary data gathered by
the unmanned spacecraft.