Mars' dust-covered glacial belts may contain tons of water

April 9, 2015 6:04 PM

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Mars' dust-covered glacial belts may contain tons of water

"We have calculated that the ice in the glaciers is equivalent to over 150 billion cubic meters of ice," said study leader Nanna Bjornholt Karlsson.

Previous satellite images have suggested the presence of hefty glacial bands spanning the planet's northern and southern hemispheres just beneath the Martian surface. But until now, researchers had not been able to confirm the glacial chemical makeup.

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