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Scientists discovered huge ice sheets on Mars—some a football field thick

Chase Purdy
Scientists discovered huge ice sheets on Mars—some a football field thick

New satellite imagery of jagged swaths of Mars’ surface has revealed the existence of massive bodies of water ice, a possible prelude to exciting new discoveries about whether life ever existed on the planet. The images were taken and transmitted back to Earth by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The 4,800 lb (2,200 kg) spacecraft launched…