Mars ice discovery important for future missions

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This animation from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories shows a white outline where ice has been discovered just under the planet’s surface. (NASA / JPL / CalTech)

MYSTERY WIRE NASA has found ice just below a thin layer of Martian sand in a large area that could someday be a destination for a Mars mission. News reports indicate that it’s so close to the surface you could dig it up with a shovel.

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