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Hitting a Bullseye

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Friday, May 16, 2014/Categories: natural history, photography, space science

Like hitting a bullseye with an arrow, meteors have revealed that water ice exists at shallow depths on Mars. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter continues capturing photographic evidence of recent impacts producing explosions of water ice when they hit the Martian surface.


Mars Impact crater, 2010  (credit: NASA)


Mars Impact crater, 2012  (credit: NASA)

Planet wide, there could be vast quantities of H2O just below the arid surface. And as the old saying goes: "where there is water, there could be life" so follow the water!

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