Major News: Water Ice Buried at Mars’ Equator is Over 2 Miles Thick

Large deposits of subsurface water ice two miles thick have been found near the Martian equator by the European Space Agency – ESA orbiter. This discovery could improve future prospects for human Mars settlement.​  Water Ice Buried at Mars’ Equator is Over 2 Miles ThickBy Keith Cooper, Space.com, 01.19.24 A European Space Agency (ESA) probe has found enough water to cover Mars in an ocean between 4.9 and 8.9 feet (1.5 and 2.7 meters) deep, buried in the form of dusty ice beneath the planet’s… READ MORE >

PSI’s Than Putzig to Examine Search for Buried Martian Ice at Mars Society Convention

The Mars Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Nathaniel “Than” Putzig, Associate Director and senior planetary geophysicist at the Planetary Science Institute in Colorado, will discuss exploring for buried ice on the Red Planet during the 26th Annual International Mars Society Convention this October at ASU (Tempe). Dr. Putzig has been investigating the geology, climate, and resources of the planet Mars with radar, thermal, and other spacecraft data for over 20 years, and currently serves as the U.S. team… READ MORE >