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#26 2005-02-25 03:45:25

Rxke
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From: Belgium
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Re: A huge, frozen sea lies just below the surface of

Considering Opportunity has traveled about 1.5 miles... I'd bet all my money on the answer :"too far away."

sad


ExoMars' launcher's 2nd stage is probably en route to Mars. Unsterilised... yikes

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#27 2005-02-25 06:41:19

Shaun Barrett
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Re: A huge, frozen sea lies just below the surface of

SpaceNut:-

How close is the nearest pack ice area relative to either rover?

Rik:-

Considering Opportunity has traveled about 1.5 miles... I'd bet all my money on the answer :"too far away."

    Unfortunately, Spirit is about 1300 kms east-south-east of the nearest pack-ice.   sad


The word 'aerobics' came about when the gym instructors got together and said: If we're going to charge $10 an hour, we can't call it Jumping Up and Down.   - Rita Rudner

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#28 2005-02-26 05:10:09

No life on Mars
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Re: A huge, frozen sea lies just below the surface of

How corresponding esa finding of frosen sea with Nasa map of distribution H on mars?

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#29 2005-03-07 01:41:50

deltron1
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Re: A huge, frozen sea lies just below the surface of

This sounds like a really good place to slam a projectile into.
It would take less than a year to get there and in the meantime we could reprogram MGS or another orbiter to photograph the event. Even Hubble could be used to whatever resolution it could provide.
Exciting,  cheap fast and very imformitive Heck , maybe even chase it with a slower camera probe to get a closeup movie of it! A spectrograh of the plume would tell the whole story .
I'd even donate a few bucks myself!:unclesam:
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#30 2005-05-23 08:55:09

mars2015
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Re: A huge, frozen sea lies just below the surface of

Well, this discovery, coupled with the fact that radar equipment has detected Hydrogen at many locations below the Martian surface tells me that we might have more water on Mars than even the most optimistic of us thought.

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#31 2005-05-23 10:36:18

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Re: A huge, frozen sea lies just below the surface of

Well, this discovery, coupled with the fact that radar equipment has detected Hydrogen at many locations below the Martian surface tells me that we might have more water on Mars than even the most optimistic of us thought.

Mars has very large amounts of frozen water.

Links here.

Donald Rapp says liquid water might be kilometers deep, however.


Give someone a sufficient why and they can endure just about any how

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#32 2017-03-10 17:57:50

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Registered: 2004-07-22
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Re: A huge, frozen sea lies just below the surface of

Shaun Barrett wrote:

Apparently a new subterranean mass of ice has been found - not too far from the 'Ice @ Elysium' which triggered this whole thread. smile
[See THIS SITE.]

The ice deposit is in Utopia Planitia, around 85 deg.E and roughly 45 deg.N
It's believed to be equal in volume to the water in Lake Superior - i.e. around 2,900 cubic miles.
That's a significant amount of H2O! B)

One of the things about it that makes it important from the point of view of future human missions is its depth.
Much of it is between 1m and 10m below the surface - buried under only a light coating of rock and dust.  smile     
This makes it very much available to human pioneers and settlers.

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