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NASA has revealed that it is a fascinating “map” of where the water ice can be found just under the surface of Mars.
In a recent paper published in Geophysical Research Letters, the scientists have provided a map of where the water can be as small as one inch, below the surface of the Red Planet.
“Water and ice will be a major consideration for any potential landing spot. With a little room to spare on board of the spacecraft, with a manned missions to Mars are going to have to harvest what is already there, available for use by the drinking water and making rocket fuel,” said NASA in a statement.
The annotated region in the image, you can see where the water ice is located near the surface of Mars.
A LARGE, MARS ICE CREAM, DISCOVERY, EXCITEMENT, SCIENTISTS
The scientists used data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and the Mars Odyssey orbiter out of the water-to-ice-cream.
“You wouldn’t need a backhoe to dig out of this ice cream. You can use a shovel,” said the paper’s lead author, Sylvain Piqueux, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in a statement. “We’re continuing to collect information on buried ice on Mars, by zeroing in on the best places for astronauts to land.”
THE LARGE MARS DUST TOWERS THAT LOOK LIKE LARGER VERSIONS OF THE EARTH AND THE ORIGIN OF STORMS
Investigators have been revealing more of Mars’ secrets. Earlier this year, in a separate project, scientists have announced the discovery of layers of ice, buried a meter below the Mars ‘ north pole that could help you in unlocking the Red Planet’s history.
Experts from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arizona, worked with the Shallow Radar on MRO, to make the discovery. The ice-cream, they say, could be the remains of the ancient polar ice-caps and could be one of Mars’ largest lakes.
Last year, in a major announcement, NASA revealed that the Curiosity Mars rover has detected organic molecules on the Red Planet. Separately, in 2018, NASA released the first audio recording of a March.
NASA DENIES THAT THERE IS A LIVING INSECT, AND REPTILE-LIKE CREATURES ON MARS
While NASA wants to send astronauts to Mars in the 2030s, a former astronaut Buzz Aldrin thinks that a little later, a target date of 2040 is a more realistic one. In a recent interview, in 2016, the Gemini 12 and Apollo 11 astronaut, told Fox News that by the year 2040, the astronauts were able to visit Mars’ moon Phobos, which would serve as a sort of stepping-stone to the Red Planet.
In November 2018, NASA has announced that it has been chosen for the location of the Mars-2020 and land Rover on the Red Planet. The rover is expected to march on Nov. 18, 2021.
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