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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!

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Meet Gladys West, The “Hidden Figure” Behind The Creation Of The GPS

The humble history of the woman who brought you Global Positioning System (GPS).

Gone are the days when people are contented with asking other people for directions while on the road. If you are using a smartphone, chances are you are using GPS as well. Now everyone knows what a GPS is, but do you know who Gladys West is? She made it possible for you to navigate easy peasy.

Gladys West is a mathematician, one of those who developed Global Positioning System. She isn't exactly a household name, but interested in her increased when she wrote a biography for a sorority function, in which she mentioned her important contribution.

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Women Likely to Lose Interest in Sex Than Men, According to New Study

The study also explores reasons why one suddenly loses his/her desire to do the deed.

For some, sex is all about pleasure and fun, the kind of experience that everyone in this world desires to feel. Apparently, it is a complicated thing, to begin with. For instance, you may be attracted to your partner – both physically and emotionally – but it does not mean you are going to have a blast. Neither is your partner guaranteed to be in the mood for the deed.

Apparently, a recent study suggests a definitive reason as to why some individuals start to lose their desire for sexual intercourse. The study, which is courtesy of BMK Open, includes 4,839 men and 6,669 women, between the ages of 16 and 74 years old, all of whom had at least one sexual encounter.

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Doctor Invents Machine That Helps People Die Painlessly and Peacefully in 5 Minutes

Dr Philip Nitschke believes euthanasia should be available for everyone who wants it.

With a nickname like ‘Dr Death’, you can bet Philip Nitschke isn’t your typical doctor. In fact, he is the founder of Exit International, a non-profit organization that advocates euthanasia legalization, and has written The Peaceful Pill, a suicide handbook.

As if that was not enough, he has also invented the Sarco, a machine that allows people to die peacefully – without any pain – in just five minutes. The said creations can be printed using a 3D-printer and uses liquid nitrogen to kill the person using it.

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