NASA Finds Vast Deposits of Ice Just Under Martian Surface (page 2)

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA/USGSScientists just uncovered eight, massive ice sheets on Mars hidden below the surface. A co-author of a paper published Jan. 11 in the journal Science noted that future explorers can probably use the ice as a source of water, given the ice is only one to two meters (3.3 to 6.5 feet) below the surface. "Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need," study co-author Shane Byrne of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory said in a statement. NASA has said that future Mars-exploring astronauts could use ice deposits close to the surface. In 2016, for example, a separate science team uncovered a deposit of water in Mars' Utopia Planitia that has the equivalent volume of Lake Superior. In a NASA press release at the time, co-author Jack Holt of the University of Texas stated that the Utopia deposit is at a mid-northern latitude and in a smooth area, making it highly accessible for future

NASA Finds Vast Deposits of Ice Just Under Martian Surface

We've known for years that there is at least some water ice on Mars, but it's been hard to pin down where it is and how easy it would be to extract. New data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Extremetech

Cliffs of pure, blue water-ice spotted just below Marsí surface

That's a lot of water.

Fri 12 Jan 18 from ZME Science

Huge Glaciers Found Hiding Beneath Mars Surface

The newfound sheets are buried by just a few feet of Martian dirt in some places, meaning it might be accessible to future crewed missions.

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Livescience

Big Sheets of Water Ice Lie Just Beneath the Surface of Mars , Thu 11 Jan 18 from SPACE.com

Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

Fri 12 Jan 18 from National Geographic

Martian ice deposits could sustain human outposts in the future

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists using images from an orbiting NASA spacecraft have detected eight sites where huge ice deposits near the Martian surface are exposed on steep slopes, a potential ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Reuters

Deep, buried glaciers spotted on Mars

Buried glaciers have been spotted on Mars, offering new hints about how much water may be accessible on the Red Planet and where it is located, researchers have revealed.

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Daily Mail

Researchers have identified eight, massive sheets of ice just below the Martian surface, and they appear to be relatively young deposits.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA/USGSScientists just uncovered eight, massive ice sheets on Mars hidden below the surface. A co-author of a paper published Jan. 11 in the journal ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Discovery News

Large sheets of ice may have been spotted on Mars

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Ars Technica

Glaciers spotted on Mars could support future Martian bases - CNET

Scientists have spotted the most accessible and pure chunks of ice yet on the red planet. They could one day provide life support and fuel for human missions.

Thu 11 Jan 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

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