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Sunday, February 16, 2003|
|Los Alamos Constructs First Water Map of Mars|
Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory on Saturday released the completed water map of Mars based on a specific type of hydrogen concentration detected by the 2001 Mars Odyssey currently orbiting Mars.
|Map of water concentration on Mars.|
Credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory
According to the results, there is enough water buried just beneath the regolith on Mars to cover Mars to a depth of five inches in liquid water, if it were warm enough. "It's becoming increasingly clear that Mars has enough water to support future human exploration," Bill Feldman, the principal investigator for the project, said.
(More info: EurekAlert!)
- posted by Brian @ 0:38 EST