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On Mars under the surface hiding thick layers of ice


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On the red planet just under the surface found sheets of ice of a thickness of several tens of meters.

Planetary scientists have discovered eight similar geological features on the red planet. They are called slopes. The analysis showed that, under vertical cliffs with big Ben hiding below the surface of the ice. According to astrophysicists, this ice may become a tempting target for future research, as well as a valuable resource for the humans to land on Mars.

“We found a new window to study the ice, which we hope will be interesting for those interested in all aspects Mars and its history,” said Colin Dundas (Colin Dundas), member of the Scientific center of astrological Geology U.S. Geological survey in Arizona.

A study conducted by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, published in the journal Science.

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