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Scientists Discover Huge Sheets of Ice Buried Beneath the Surface of Mars

This discovery is a big ‘game-changer,’ according to experts.

A major discovery has just been made by scientists and many are labeling it as a huge ‘game-changer’. According to a new study published in the Science journal, Mars may have a source of accessible drinkable water.

As can be seen in the images taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (which has been orbiting the red planet since 2006), scientists have discovered thick ice sheets under the Martain surface.

This marks the first time exposed ice has been spotted on the planet’s surface.

Source: NASA

“Parts of the sheets,” a BusinessInsider report tells us, “are exposed in eight sites on steep slopes up to 100 meters tall.” Previously, scientists only found subsurface ice and major ice deposits on the planet’s frigid poles.

The new discovery opens up a lot of possibilities for human exploration.

Source: NASA

In an interview with Reuters, University of Arizona planetary scientist and one of the study’s authors Shane Bryne, explained:

“Here we have what we think is almost pure water ice buried just below the surface. You don’t see a high-tech solution. You can go out with a bucket and shovel and just collect as much water as you need.”

Compared with past discoveries, this confirms that accessing water in the planet is not as difficult as scientists earlier believed.

Source: NASA

Bryne added:

“Previous ideas for extracting human-usable water from Mars were to pull it from the very dry atmosphere or to break down water-containing rocks…”

This could be a big help in establishing a permanent base on Mars.

Meanwhile, MRO Deputy Project Scientist Leslie Tamppari of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory also shared:

“If you had a mission at one of these sites, sampling the layers going down the scarp, you could get a detailed climate history of Mars. It’s part of the whole story of what happens to water on Mars over time: Where does it go? When does ice accumulate? When does it recede?”

We hope you’re listening to this news, Elon Musk!

18 Comments

  1. Tenzin Tenzin

    January 17, 2018 at 4:53 PM

    Human can sustain there to destroy the environment….lol 😝

  2. Tenzin Tenzin

    March 5, 2018 at 4:52 AM

    Human can sustain there to destroy the environment….lol 😝

  3. Ricardo Puno

    January 16, 2018 at 9:43 PM

    Brad Puno

  4. Ricardo Puno

    March 5, 2018 at 4:52 AM

    Brad Puno

  5. Ianski Tingzon

    January 15, 2018 at 8:39 PM

    What’s wrong with Earth? Oh humans!

  6. Danny J Brown

    January 15, 2018 at 7:56 PM

    Could mean only one thing , it is colder than hell there !

  7. Ianski Tingzon

    March 5, 2018 at 4:51 AM

    What’s wrong with Earth? Oh humans!

  8. Danny J Brown

    March 5, 2018 at 4:52 AM

    Could mean only one thing , it is colder than hell there !

  9. Kyle Ulshafer

    January 15, 2018 at 10:52 AM

    Steven Moseley

  10. Francis Apalla

    January 15, 2018 at 10:35 AM

    or NOT!

  11. Mark Landry

    January 15, 2018 at 6:17 AM

    Isn’t that great Martian ice for our drinks! LOL… I’ll just hold my breath while I drink. LOL…

  12. Kyle Ulshafer

    March 5, 2018 at 4:52 AM

    Steven Moseley

  13. Gavin Hing

    January 15, 2018 at 5:41 AM

    Well give it 50+ years to establish something there

  14. Francis Apalla

    March 5, 2018 at 4:52 AM

    or NOT!

  15. Peggy Spence

    January 15, 2018 at 3:06 AM

    Oh please send Trudeau & his cabinet to check this out??

  16. Mark Landry

    March 5, 2018 at 4:52 AM

    Isn’t that great Martian ice for our drinks! LOL… I’ll just hold my breath while I drink. LOL…

  17. Gavin Hing

    March 5, 2018 at 4:52 AM

    Well give it 50+ years to establish something there

  18. Peggy Spence

    March 5, 2018 at 4:51 AM

    Oh please send Trudeau & his cabinet to check this out??

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