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Mars’ Glaciers Could Cover the Red Planet with Three Feet of Ice

posted: 04/09/15
by: Discovery.com Staff
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From Discovery News

Glaciers beneath the dusty sands of Mars contain enough water to coat the planet with more than three feet of ice, a new study shows.

"We have calculated that the ice in the glaciers is equivalent to over 150 billion cubic meters of ice -- that much ice could cover the entire surface of Mars with 1.1 meters (3.6 feet) of ice," Nanna Bjornholt Karlsson, a post-doctoral researcher the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, said in a statement.

Radar images previously revealed thousands of buried glacier-like formations in the planet's northern and southern hemispheres.

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