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Ice lake found on the Red Planet

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posted on Aug, 2 2005 @ 07:28 AM
A lake of ice has been detected on Mars by the Mars Express orbiter. Scientists hope that this will increase chances of finding proof of current or past life on the red Pplanet.
A giant patch of frozen water has been pictured nestled within an unnamed impact crater on Mars.

The photographs were taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera on board Mars Express, the European Space Agency probe which is exploring the planet.

The ice disc is located on Vastitas Borealis, a broad plain that covers much of Mars' far northern latitudes.

The existence of the water-ice patch on Mars raises the prospect that past or present life will one day be detected.

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Exciting stuff! Hopefully we will find even more evidence like this, the fact it has gone undetected in the past just proves how much there is we could be missing.

[edit on 7-8-2005 by asala]

posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 11:50 PM
Interesting indeed. I wonder if this was seen before, but not identified as ice water. Or if something is happening to surface the ice water. Also the article stated that they detected a huge frozen sea. It will be interesting to find out if this is actually true.

posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 12:01 AM
It's already under discussion here:

Lake of ice on mars!

EDIT: Thread closed.

[edit on 8/10/2005 by cmdrkeenkid]


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