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Ice on Mars' South Pole Is Deep and Wide

Mars Express radar gauges water quantity around Mars' south pole

"The amount of water trapped in frozen layers over Mars' south polar region is equivalent to a liquid layer about 11 metres deep covering the planet. This new estimate comes from mapping the thickness of the dusty ice by the Mars Express radar instrument that has made more than 300 virtual slices through layered deposits covering the pole. The radar sees through icy layers to the lower boundary, which in places is as deep as 3.7 kilometres below the surface."

Mars Express and Water on Mars / ESA TV News / 15-03-2007, ESA

"Tomorrow, a major scientific journal will publish findings from Mars Express data. The embargo for this story expires at 18:00 GMT, when ESA will publish the story on its portal: http://www.esa.int"

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