Ice deposit on Mars holds as much water as Lake Superior
Posted on: November 27, 2016

Mars (1976)An ice deposit with as much frozen water as the volume of Lake Superior has been found on Mars in a region astronauts may some day call home.

Using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists performed more than 600 scans of Utopia Planitia, a mid-latitude region on the planet. The scans revealed an ice deposit that ranges in thickness from about 80 metres to 170 metres and is composed of about 50 to 85 per cent water. The rest is likely comprised of dust and rocky material. This deposit accounts for just 1% of all known water ice on Mars. (read more)

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