Mars clearly had a watery past, and it’s expected that much of the water is still on the planet. Figuring out where the ice is hiding could tell us a lot about the planet’s climate history and something about Mars’ current water cycle. It could also help direct future landers to sample the planet’s water and possibly use it to support human landings.
The possibility of Martian colonization just received a major boost: tons of water ice at more accessible latitudes.
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