Thursday, May 19, 2005

Martian Ice Cap Mystery Explained

CORVALLIS, Ore. (May 11, 2005) -- An interdisciplinary team of scientists thinks it has an answer to a long-standing mystery of why the permanent icecap on Mars' South Pole is offset from the pole itself. Simply put, it's colder and stormier in that hemisphere.

But that is only part of the equation, scientists say, and new understanding about Mars' climate and its polar regions may suggest clues to finding water in the planet's equatorial zone - where it would be easier to land a spacecraft - and opening the door to future exploration and the search for life..........

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ScienceDaily, May 19, 2005

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