NASA Identifies Regions of Mars With Water Ice Just Below The Surface

NASA Identifies Regions of Mars With Water Ice Just Below The Surface

by Kristin Houser (Futurism), ScienceAlert

When NASA astronauts visit Mars, they’ll probably need to harvest the planet’s water ice for drinking water and fuel.

It makes sense, then, for the space agency to target a landing spot near easily accessible ice – and they now have a “treasure map” detailing where that ice exists to make the process that much easier.

“You wouldn’t need a backhoe to dig up this ice,” NASA research Sylvain Piqueux said in a news release. “You could use a shovel.”

We’ve known that water ice exists on Mars since 2008, and according to this new research, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters on Tuesday, NASA is continually discovering more and more of it.

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