Dust-covered ice glaciers found on Mars

April 8, 2015 9:06 PM

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Dust-covered ice glaciers found on Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - Mars has thousands of glaciers buried beneath its dusty surface, enough frozen water to blanket the planet with a 3.6-foot(1.1- meter) thick layer of ice, scientists said on Wednesday.

The glaciers are found in two bands in the mid-southern and mid-northern latitudes. Radar data, collected by Mars-orbiting satellites, combined with computer models of ice flows show the planet has about 5.3 trillion cubic feet (150 billion cubic meters) of water locked in the ice, according to a st...

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