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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

A sea of frozen ice may be present on Mars

Images analyzed by scientists suggest that a sea of frozen ice may be present underneath the surface of Mars.

BBC News was one of the first online news sources to feature the story. The New Scientist also carries a feature article, which includes a quote from Michael Carr of the U.S. Geological Survey.

The analysis comes from observations made by the ESA's Mars Express orbiter of the Elysium region of Mars, about 5 degrees north of the martian equator.

If found to be true, such a discovery would be the first confirmation of significant water deposits on the red planet.


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