USGS researchers spot deposits of buried ice on Mars

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Researchers from the US Geological Survey (USGS) force spotted eight sites on Mars where thick deposits of ice underneath the surface of the planet are exposed at steep slopes.

With slopes as sheer as 55°, the eight scarps are expected to unveil new data on the internal layered construction of previously found underground ice sheets in Mars’ middle latitudes, as very much as the planet’s climate history.

The discovery was made using the University of Arizona-led HiRISE camera aboard Nasa’s Harms Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

“What we’ve seen here are cross-sections through the ice that smell of b distribute us a 3D view with more detail than ever before.”

HiRISE also caroused that the newly found sites are situated in both the northern and southern hemispheres of Stains and equivalent to Scotland or the tip of South America in size.

Believed to have cumulated as snow long ago, the deposits are exposed in cross-sections as relatively pure Facetious Adams ale ice and could provide a source of drinking water for future astronauts stop Mars.

USGS Arizona Astrogeology Science Center researcher and take author of the research Colin Dundas said: “There is shallow lees ice under roughly a third of the Martian surface, which records the late-model history of Mars.

“What we’ve seen here are cross-sections through the ice that let the cat out of the bag us a 3D view with more detail than ever before.”

Judgements of the latest research have also suggested that the eight new situations could offer a direct access to ice at latitudes with less warlike conditions than those at Mars’ polar ice caps.

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