Huge reserves of water ice discovered on Mars

Huge reserves of water ice discovered on Mars

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Huge ice sheets more than 300 feet deep have been discovered on Mars, making it possible that human astronauts could have access to almost limitless water, scientists said Thursday.

“Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need,” said one of the report’s authors, Shane Byrne of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona.




Image: Water on Mars

Snow and ice covering dunes on Mars’ Northern hemisphere in a photo taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in May 2017.