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RSS FeedsFinding blue on Red Planet: Mars hides thick sheets of ice just below the surface
(WorldNews Environment)

 
 

13 january 2018 20:01:49

 
Finding blue on Red Planet: Mars hides thick sheets of ice just below the surface
(WorldNews Environment)
 




By Ben Guarino | Washington Post The slope rises as high as London’s Big Ben tower. Beneath its ruddy layer of dirt is a sheet of ice 300 feet thick that gives the landscape a blue-black hue. If such a scene sounds otherworldly, it is. To visit it, you’ll have to travel to Mars. Planetary scientists say a new analysis of data shows that thick ice sheets hide just below parts of the surface of Mars. NASA) Planetary scientists located eight of these geological features, called scarps, on the Red Planet. An analysis of the scarps revealed that thick ice hides just below the surface. This ice, the researchers say, could be a tempting target for future exploration — as well as a...
 
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