Glaciers on Mars

NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Spacecraft Detects Buried Glaciers on Mars

"NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed vast Martian glaciers of water ice under protective blankets of rocky debris at much lower latitudes than any ice previously identified on the Red Planet. Scientists analyzed data from the spacecraft's ground-penetrating radar and report in the Nov. 21 issue of the journal Science that buried glaciers extend for dozens of miles from the edges of mountains or cliffs."

Radar Sounding Evidence for Buried Glaciers in the Southern Mid-Latitudes of Mars, Science

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