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Large sheets of ice may have been spotted on Mars

8 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Color enhanced images of the slopes, showing their distinctive blue tinge and layering.
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.
While we've found plenty of ice near the pole during the Phoenix Lander mission, that's not a very convenient location for future landings (in...
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