Two years ago astronomers Reported results This is what a large lake underneath a thick layer of ice in Mars’ Antarctica. Now scientists have discovered
and confirmed three new subterranean lakes in the same area and believe that there could be more.
New research published in the journal this week Natural astronomy, Further confirms the 2018 discovery, expanding that discovery to three new ponds in the surrounding area. Researchers European Space AgencyMars Express spacecraft studying 134 observation data sets from 2012 to 2019.
To detect the lake, Mars Express’ radar equipment sent radio waves across the red planet’s surface and reflected in a certain way depending on the material present there. A similar method is used to find lakes under glaciers on Earth.
The high reflectivity detected by the research team suggests trapped large liquid water beneath the surface.
“The possibility of an extended oversalt water body on Mars is particularly interesting because of the possibility of microbial life.” “Future exploration to Mars will target this area and need to collect experimental data related to the underlying hydrological system, its chemical and traces of space biological activity.”
The largest lake found is about 19 miles in diameter and is surrounded by several small ponds. Researchers believe that the water there is salty, so it can remain liquid even at Mars’ cold…
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