Mars Water Milestone

Pappalardo, Joe
October 2008
Popular Mechanics;Oct2008, Vol. 185 Issue 10, p11
The article reports on the laboratory tests, conducted by the Phoenix Mars Lander of the U.S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), which examined the availability of water ice in Mars. Planetary geologists believe that Mars has water, which is evident in the study's observations from orbiters and digital images of mysterious white patches. Soil samples were also heated in an oven and were tested to examine its chemical composition to prove that water ice exists on Mars.


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