Eight scarps, with slopes as steep as 55 degrees, reveal new information about the internal layered structure of previously detected underground ice sheets in Mars' middle latitudes, the USA space agency said.
The results revealed massive subsurface ice sheets on the planet extending from just below the surface to a depth of at least 100 meters (328ft).
According to National Geographic "human missions to Mars would likely rely on extracting water from the local environment, either baking it out of hydrated minerals or mining it from ice deposits".
Scientists previously knew of the existence of ice in Mars' polar caps and shallow ground ice on its surface. The sheer size of the ice sheets could help scientists better understand the history of Mars and its climate, NASA said.
The scientists located and studied the scarp sites with the high resolution imaging science experiment (HiRISE) camera.
The cliffs were all found at latitudes about 55° north or south - discouraging latitudes for a solar-powered human base, according to the team.
"Mars is cold and dry, with most of the H2O in the form of ice, and a little water vapour in the atmosphere", Colin Dundas, lead author of the study from the US Geological Survey's Astrogeology Science Center, told IBTimes UK. Because the ice is only visible where surface soil has been removed, Dundas et al. say it is likely that ice near the surface is even more extensive than detected in this study.
"Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need", Byrne added. "It's like having one of those ant farms where you can see through the glass on the side to learn about what's usually hidden beneath the ground". This makes these sites very valuable, for the climate science they contain locked away in their layers, and as a potential water source for when humans eventually land on Mars, and attempt to establish colonies there.
ClariVest Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company by 118.5% in the second quarter. Sg Americas Secs Limited Liability holds 0.08% or 213,467 shares. 292,540 are held by Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Tru.
Collins doubles funding ask for ObamaCare bill MORE (D) spoke out against the expansion of offshore drilling on the Senate floor. It means some of the Gulf of Mexico on Florida's western coast will be exempt from drilling , but not all of it.
After $0.72 actual EPS reported by Tractor Supply Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 19.44% EPS growth. The institutional investor purchased 23,529 shares of the specialty retailer's stock, valued at approximately $1,759,000.
Alliancebernstein Lp reported 1.37 million shares. 1,023 were accumulated by Plante Moran Finance Advsr Limited Liability Com. The conglomerate reported $1.73 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.68 by $0.05.
Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Vishay Intertechnology by 68.4% in the 2nd quarter. Alexandria Capital Llc increased Pimco Mun Income Fd Ii (PML) stake by 38,684 shares to 367,589 valued at $4.84M in 2017Q3.
There is still no indication if wires are required for communication with a monitor or if this device can be used with the S8. The most interesting thing on the list was that of the schedule of Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy S9 and it was on February.
South Dakota-based Dorsey & Whitney Tru Ltd Liability Company has invested 1.5% in United Parcel Service, Inc . State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 0% in Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE:STC).
Hg Vora Capital Management Llc sold 17.30 million shares as the company's stock declined 32.65% while stock markets rallied. Peak6 Investments Lp reported 25,473 shares stake. 36,740 were accumulated by Piedmont Invest Advsr Ltd Liability Co.
Virtus Investment Advisers Inc decreased Nucor Corp (NYSE:NUE) stake by 7,983 shares to 175,074 valued at $9.81 million in 2017Q3. The stock of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE:BK) earned "Underperform" rating by Bank of America on Friday, May 26.
Zainab murder case: New CCTV footage of suspect surfaces
Since there have been a few cases of sexual assault a year ago , the police are probing if there's a connection in all the cases. Zainab's father claimed that police "did not cooperate" with them: "It is our friends who have stood by us", he regretted.
Palo Alto Networks (PANW) Receives News Sentiment Rating of 0.13
Crosslink Capital Inc decreased Cyrusone (NASDAQ:CONE) stake by 47,910 shares to 201,470 valued at $11.87M in 2017Q3. (NYSE:PANW). BidaskClub lowered shares of Palo Alto Networks from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th.
H&M is finally apologizing for that controversial ad
The distraught mum told Gulf News that some vile social media users have even called a "monkey" while trying to defend her son. Amid the very public backlash ignited by The Weeknd's tweet and James' response, H&M was quick to pull the sweatshirt.
Harry Winks missing for Spurs against Everton
Everton have gone nine league and cup games without a win away to Spurs since November 2008, drawing three times and losing six. It's not the profile of a typical offensive player - he is special.
TransCanada (TRP) Price Target Raised to C$76.00 at CIBC
Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and ten have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The stock traded as low as C$59.12 and last traded at C$59.57, with a volume of 2022216 shares changing hands.