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Mars ice at 2 meters down

  1. Sep 25, 2009 #1

    marcus

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    http://scienceblogs.com/catdynamics/2009/09/water_water_everywhere.php [Broken]

    Nasa press release from 24 September.
    http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/newsroom/pressreleases/20090924a.html

    Photos of fresh meteorite craters show white at estimated depths of 1 - 3 meters.
    The white material goes away within a few weeks.

    It is almost certainly ice, which the small meteorite impact exposes, and which then evaporates in the course of time.

    Spectrograph reading confirmed it's H2O.
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2009 #2

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    First the moon and now mars

    things are looking good for space programs.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2009 #3
    I don't see why it's such a shocker that there's ice other places in the universe than our planet... I'm sure there is PLENTY of ice all over the universe. If there was no H2O in any other areas of the universe other than earth THEN i would be shocked.
     
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