Phoenix Sees Ice Vanish On Mars

Posted: Jun 20 2008, 3:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:55am CDT, in News | Other Stuff


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The NASA Mars mission apparently gets closer to proof that there is Ice on Mars.

Dice-size crumbs of bright material have vanished from inside a trench where they were photographed by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander four days ago, convincing scientists that the material was frozen water that vaporized after digging exposed it.

"It must be ice," said Phoenix Principal Investigator Peter Smith of the University of Arizona, Tucson. "These little clumps completely disappearing over the course of a few days, that is perfect evidence that it's ice. There had been some question whether the bright material was salt. Salt can't do that."
Today at 1pm EST will be another press-briefing by NASA and the University of Arizona about the latest Phoenix findings.
More details on the NASA Phoenix page.

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