Huge Sheets of Ice Found Hidden Just Beneath the Surface of Mars

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It's an established fact that Mars was once a warmer and wetter place, with liquid water covering much of its surface. Between 4.2 and 3.7 billion years ago, the planet lost its atmosphere, which caused most of its surface water to disappear. But according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey, erosion on the surface of Mars has revealed abundant deposits of water ice. James Wray, an associate professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, contributed to the study, as did Lujendra Ojha, a former Tech researcher who led the 2015 study offering evidence of flowing water on Mars. Ojha is now at Johns Hopkins University.

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College of Sciences, EAS

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Aerospace
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College of Sciences, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, James Wray, Lujendra Ojha, Mars, ice, planet
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  • Created On: Jan 19, 2018 - 3:34pm
  • Last Updated: Jan 23, 2018 - 11:30am