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Thick, 'Rather Clean' Ice Sheets Are Spotted On Mars

The size and accessibility of these ice sheets, as well as the fact that they're made of relatively clean water, could be an important resource for astronauts traveling to Mars.
The researchers used the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to make observations about ice on Mars. Source: NASA

Scientists say that images from Mars show large slopes of ice – and provide a hint at how they were formed. One likely theory involves snowfall on the red planet.

The researchers say that the size and accessibility of the ice sheets, as well as the fact that they are made of

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