Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Beautiful Ice Lake Discovered on Mars...

In an unnamed crater on the plains of the Vastitas Borealis in the Mars Northers polar region, researchers have discovered beautiful frozen lake. This newly discovered site will most likely be one of the targeted points of interest for the Mars One manned-mission set for 2022

The highly visible ice lake is sitting in a crater which is 35 km (23 miles) wide, with a maximum depth of about two km (1.2 miles). Scientists believe the water-ice is present all year round because the temperature and pressure are not sufficient to allow it to change states. Researchers studying the images are sure it is not frozen carbon dioxide (CO2), because CO2 ice had already disappeared from the north polar cap at the time the image was taken. 
Read more about the Mars One mission at this link...! 

via techeblog

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