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Mars has buried treasure in the form of water ice

by Shawn Knight, TechSpot

Astronauts could harvest the ice for drinking water.

Why it matters: NASA is keen on returning astronauts to the Moon within the next five years, a project it sees as a stepping stone in eventually getting humans to Mars. Even with the logistics of long-distance space travel worked out, scientists will need to carefully consider where they want to land on Mars as this could be the difference between a mission’s success and failure.

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