Science and Exploration

Ice-Exposing Scarps On Mars

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
March 26, 2022
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Ice-Exposing Scarps On Mars
Ice-Exposing Scarps On Mars

There are steep scarps facing the poles of both hemispheres that expose thick (up to 100 meters or more) sections of nearly pure water ice.
This is a valuable resource for future settlers on Mars, if that happens.

ID: ESP_062853_2355
date: 24 December 2019
altitude: 306 km
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