Thursday, March 15, 2007

"Immense ice deposits found at south pole of Mars"

This sounds like good news for those of us who like the idea of terraforming.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A spacecraft orbiting Mars has scanned huge deposits of water ice at its south pole so plentiful they would blanket the planet in 36 feet of water if they were liquid, scientists said on Thursday.


The deposits, up to 2.3 miles thick, are under a polar cap of white frozen carbon dioxide and water, and appear to be composed of at least 90 percent frozen water, with dust mixed in, according to findings published in the journal Science.

Let's get to melting it. Sooner than later.

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