Friday, November 21, 2008

Massive Subsurface Glaciers Discovered on Mars

The more we learn about Mars, it seems, the icier the Red Planet appears to be. The recently departed Phoenix lander dug up water ice and even spotted falling snow from its position in the northern polar plains. And now data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter point to vast glaciers buried beneath thin layers of crustal debris, much closer to the equator.

Red (Planet) Alert: Massive Subsurface Glaciers Discovered on Mars [via]

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