It was only as recent as 2007, HiRISE imagery found no mineral trace of liquid water. Today, as scientific knowledge evolves; we've a positive confirmation:
Martian Ice Discovered Beneath Red Soil, NASA Says. Story.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell Huge Image!
Spectacular cross-bedding in Victoria crater are the outcrops at Cape St. Mary (left) and much of the fate of this planet, speaks to me of harvest:
One could almost say, it looks as if it was galactic mined.
Image Source: NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity
Who knows the spiral that impacted this planet's fate.
These craters could almost be described as nuclear craters...
Mathematician Asaph Hall discovered both the Red Planet's moons in 1877. Over 9 kilometers across, Stickney is nearly half the diameter of Phobos itself. So large that the impact that blasted out the crater likely came close to shattering the tiny moon.
View eventual cooling we see now. Enlarge (Tiff)
Credit: HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona), NASA
Gamma rays are characteristic of specific nuclear surface interactions. #
So measuring their intensity and wavelength allow a measurement of the abundance of several elements.
Many neutrons escape from the surface, flying up into space where they can be detected (by neutron detector) on Mars Odyssey...
But now... This will change everything, to have found dirty ice on Mars! More.
This map shows the thickness of the north polar layered deposits on Mars as measured by the Shallow Radar instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Enlarge: here.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Rome/SwRI
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Ice is very close to the surface in some places on Mars. This has enormous implications for human exploration and settlement of the planet...
Scientists would love to manifest plant-life, on a potential planet... I'm reminded of this Geometric figure 'mathematical representation.' Keeping in mind, many are hoaxed; this is one (of two) which you may find interesting. (inset with research link below) They detail perfect Mathematical theory.
"It’s absolute. It’s very, very clear when you look at the drawing of the sectors that these are digits. These are individual digits with very little error possibility, so the number that comes out are the first ten digits of Pi." More.
Barbury Castle Pattern is Pi to 3.14159265358 Formed near Wroughton, Wiltshire, UK; reported June 1, 2008, it is 300 feet in diameter. Noted by Michael Reed, Astrophysicist. Research link.
Aerial image © 2008 by Lucy Pringle.
Interesting Video: HERE of findings in Mexico... Later found to be an exacting binary... Clip drops you off at the end...
Those aware of the Mathematical constant, view Pi again...
Yes, it is a little "out-there", people.
Credits (Mars Cap Image Above) -The Shallow Radar instrument was provided by the Italian Space Agency. Its operations are led by the University of Rome and its data are analyzed by a joint U.S.-Italian science team. JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington.