Thursday, March 15, 2007

Immense ice deposits found at south pole of Mars

A spacecraft orbiting Mars has scanned huge deposits of water ice at its south pole so plentiful they would blanket the planet in 36 feet of water if they were liquid, scientists said on Thursday.

The scientists used a joint NASA-Italian Space Agency radar instrument on the European Space Agency Mars Express spacecraft to gauge the thickness and volume of ice deposits at the Martian south pole covering an area larger than Texas.


Anonymous said...

Is it truth that different shapes like old buildings can be seen on surface of Mars

Mac said...


The short answer to your question is "yes." Whether they really are buildings or weird natural formations is another question.