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Water ice in crater at Martian north pole

  1. Aug 14, 2005 #1
    I havn't seen this posted here, but its a nice picture of ice on mars.

    http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Mars_Express/SEMGKA808BE_0.html

    Is this the result of a comet hitting mars and depositing the ice?
     
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  3. Aug 15, 2005 #2
    the crate that this ice is sitting in is more than likey the result of an impact from some object. The ice itself can just just a patch that was once part of the Polar ice cap, but i'm nowhere near and expert so i can't say for sure. Further studies have to be done before anyone can say for sure.
     
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