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"I'm sure we haven't found all of the exposures at this point,"
Mars is a planet a bit larger than half the size of the earth. You can't really see all that much surface detail from outer space on earth, so you would have about the same difficulty seeing much detail on mars...and we only have like 5-6 active satellites around mars so its a lot of land to cover even if they do have telephoto lenses capable of seeing some detail.
I always see stuff like this (about detecting water or possibilities of it) on other planets but it never ends up being conclusive/important. I wonder if this would be different, considering that it's Mars.
Wow this ice is at over 55 degrees of latitude away from the equator which is where we would like to be living for heat reasons. Imagine having to get water from over 500 miles from where you live.
Edit: a bunch of people are saying
“ya but oil”
“I live in california broooooo that’s how we hella roll”
It’s pretty different.... there’s oceans, theres rivers, and there’s a couple hundred years of infrastructure built here on earth. Think about the capital cost of building a pipeline here... now think about trying to do it on Mars. It’s not trivial. Plus it’s cold and water doesn’t flow that well when it’s under 0 degrees. Best solution I’ve heard thus far is Ice Road Truckers 2: Mars edition, let’s just hope the history channel is still around.
*also km, my bad
Does the underground temperature of a planet come from heat that radiates from its core, or from surface temperatures? Or both?
I know Earth's underground temperature is consistently in the 50's, can scientists estimate what the underground temperature of Mars is?
any chance of curiosity investigating one of those icy areas?
Wait a minute I just saw an article recently said the evidence for water on mars got flimsier
What exactly is clean water ice?