Perennial water ice identified in the south polar cap of Mars

  title={Perennial water ice identified in the south polar cap of Mars},
  author={Jean-Pierre Bibring and Y. Langevin and F. Poulet and A. Gendrin and B. Gondet and M. Berthé and A. Soufflot and P. Drossart and M. Combes and G. Bellucci and V. Moroz and N. Mangold and B. Schmitt and the Omega team},
  • Jean-Pierre Bibring, Y. Langevin, +11 authors the Omega team
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Geology
  • Nature
  • The inventory of water and carbon dioxide reservoirs on Mars are important clues for understanding the geological, climatic and potentially exobiological evolution of the planet. From the early mapping observation of the permanent ice caps on the martian poles, the northern cap was believed to be mainly composed of water ice, whereas the southern cap was thought to be constituted of carbon dioxide ice. However, recent missions (NASA missions Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey) have revealed… CONTINUE READING

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