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December 13, 2019: PICTURE SHOWS: NASA's Treasure Map for Water Ice on Mars. The annotated area of Mars in this illustration holds near-surface water ice that would be easily accessible for astronauts to dig up. The water ice was identified as part of a map using data from NASA orbiters................NASA has big plans for returning astronauts to the Moon in 2024, a stepping stone on the path to sending humans to Mars. But where should the first people on the Red Planet land?..A new paper published in Geophysical Research Letters will help by providing a map of water ice believed to be as little as an inch (2.5 centimeters) below the surface...Water ice will be a key consideration for any potential landing site. With little room to spare aboard a spacecraft, any human missions to Mars will have to harvest what's already available for drinking water and making rocket fuel...NASA calls this concept ''in situ resource utilization,'' and it's an important factor in selecting human landing sites on Mars. Satellites orbiting Mars are essential in helping scientists determine the best places for building the first Martian research station. The authors of the new paper make use of data from two of those spacecraft, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and Mars Odyssey orbiter, to locate water ice that could potentially be within reach of astronauts on the Red Planet...''You wouldn't need a backhoe to dig up this ice. You could use a shovel,'' said the paper's lead author, Sylvain Piqueux of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. ''We're continuing to collect data on buried ice on Mars, zeroing in on the best places for astronauts to land.''..Buried Treasure on Mars..Liquid water can't last in the thin air of Mars; with so little air pressure, it evaporates from a solid to a gas when exposed to the atmosphere...Martian water ice is locked away underground throughout the planet's mid-latitudes. These regions near the poles have been studied by NASA's P
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Loc:     NASA
Sursa:   Hepta/Mediafax Foto
Fotograf:   NASA/ZUMA Press/Hepta
Data:   13 Decembrie 2019
Dimensiuni:   960 x 540 (469.83 KB)
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