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NASA has discovered ‘Water Ice’ on Mars

To land on Mars is one of the dreams of world leading countries, after Moon. Exploration of water is quite challenging work. But , NASA has done its Job wonderfully and released a map of water ice believed to be as little as an inch (2.5 centimeters) below the surface of red planet.

Water is needed for not only drinking purpose but it is expected to be used for making rocket fuel. The research mission could perform well as it depends on this main ingredient which is of course a sign of life. It is quite difficult to carry water to other planets frequently due to its heaviness.

“You wouldn’t need a backhoe to dig up this ice. You could use a shovel,” said the paper‘s lead author, Sylvain Piqueux of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “We’re continuing to collect data on buried ice on Mars, zeroing in on the best places for astronauts to land.”

These water availability signs will help NASA to determine the landing sites on Red Planet.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

“This rainbow-colored map shows underground water ice on Mars. Cool colors are closer to the surface than warm colors; black zones indicate areas where a spacecraft would sink into fine dust; the outlined box represents the ideal region to send astronauts for them to dig up water ice.”

The planet has thin air with low pressure that converts solid into gases , when exposed to the atmosphere.

The Latest revealing of Ice Treasure, will help researchers to stay and work for more time and to deeply understand the mysteries of Mars.

“The more we look for near-surface ice, the more we find,” said MRO Deputy Project Scientist Leslie Tamppari of JPL. “Observing Mars with multiple spacecraft over the course of years continues to provide us with new ways of discovering this ice.”

Updated on 11:09 am PKT | Mallahpost

Via: Engadget | Source and Image courtesy: NASA

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