"The ice is concentrated in layered deposits at the poles, and also found in the shallow sub-surface at middle latitudes, as in our study".
Geological features comprising 300 feet of thick ice was exposed in the surface of Mars. I think it's sort of a game-changer. "Previous ideas for extracting human-usable water from Mars were to pull it from the very dry atmosphere or to break down water-containing rocks", said planetary scientist Shane Byrne of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, a co-author of the study in the journal Science. With this combination, normal surface dust and minerals come out as the peach colour, while water ice stands out bright blue.
A radar instrument on the MRO previously detected signatures of thick, buried ice across the planet's belly, however, this latest study indicates a greater prevalence of Martian ice. Since there are few craters on the surface at these sites, the authors propose that the ice was formed relatively recently.
These underground cliffs, or scarps, appear "to be almost pure ice", said the report.
"There is shallow ground ice under roughly a third of the Martian surface, which records the recent history of Mars", said Colin Dundas of the U S Geological Survey's Astrogeology Science Center. The sites are in both northern and southern hemispheres of Mars, at latitudes from about 55 to 58 degrees, equivalent on Earth to Scotland or the tip of South America. "It's like having one of those ant farms where you can see through the glass on the side to learn about what's usually hidden beneath the ground". A scarp likely grows wider and taller as it "retreats", due to sublimation of the ice directly from solid form into water vapour.
A team led by USGS scientist Colin Dundas used the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which identified eight locations on the Red Planet which have steep, pole-facing cliffs, some as high as 325 feet that reveals slabs of clear ice, exposed by the forces of erosion. Byrne suggested that would-be visitors to Mars can just use a bucket and shovel and collect water from the sources. It is also possible that layers of snow were compressed every climate cycle, resulting to the building deposits of ice over time. It will also help NASA and other agencies plan upcoming rover and human missions to Mars.
Wells Fargo & Co set a $35.00 price objective on Bank of America ( NYSE : BAC ) in a report issued on Wednesday, December 20th. Howe & Rusling reported 0.08% in AGCO Corporation ( NYSE :AGCO). 19,462 are owned by Destination Wealth Management.
After $1.27 actual EPS reported by NXP Semiconductors N.V. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.77% EPS growth. It needs at least 80 percent of NXP's outstanding shares, as well as regulatory approvals in "certain non-U.S. jurisdictions".
Judge Loya was hearing the fake encounter case against Amit Shah, who also had to serve time in jail before being released. The Bench, before adjourning the matter, asked the counsel appearing for the state of Maharashtra to seek instructions.
The English language paper is due to be held on March 05 and after a day's gap students will have to appear for Physics exam. Apart from the students, even some teachers and parents have expressed disappointment with the date sheet.
Commenting on the White House meeting, Graham said on Friday that diversity had always been the United States' strength. He adds: "I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level".
The Cavs rank 29th in defensive rating , giving up 109.5 points per 100 possessions, better only than the 13-28 Sacramento Kings. Perhaps the most impressive part of the Toronto victory was their ability to win with a sub-par performance from DeMar DeRozan .
If China considers halting their purchases of U.S. government bonds, that would amount to more quantitative tightening. For China, trade tensions with the United States may also provide a reason to slow or stop buying American debt.
Roethlisberger was intercepted five times in that game and the Steelers will look to establish running back Le'Veon Bell early. There's a reason I've been able to do what I've been able to do. "I'm just trying to play better every week", Henry said.
There are about 175 of the monkeys in the Silver Springs State Park, but the population has spread elsewhere in Florida. The monkey population is growing steadily and one UF researcher says it's better to be safe than sorry.
Bitcoin conference unable to handle bitcoin payments
Bitcoin transactions are too slow and too expensive and its value is too unstable for it to be a reliable transaction coin . And while no country has actually launched its own cryptocurrency yet, some governments have made steps towards doing so.
The Coca-Cola Co (KO) Short Interest Update
Its down 0.14, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. 520.27 million shares or 3.02% less from 536.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. RATES AT ROOT OF CONCERNS: The yield on the 10-year Treasury note dipped to 2.55 percent from 2.56 percent late Wednesday.
Sentiment Report: Union Pacific Corp (NYSE:UNP)
Zacks Investment Research lowered Union Pacific from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Dixon Hubard Feinour & Brown Va holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 1,964 shares.
Oil crosses $70 in intra-day trade
An expected rise in US oil production C-OUT-T-EIA to above 10 million bpd from 9.5 million bpd now has also weighed. WTI light sweet crude oil rose 60 cents to $63.64 a barrel this morning, the highest in more than three years.