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Possible new type of glacier just discovered on Mars
04/05/2021 06:35 PM | Click to read full article
A potential Mars landing site might be underlain by debris-covered glaciers.
Strange sinuous features on a flat plain known as Arcadia Planitia bear a striking resemblance to ice streams within ice sheets in Antarctica, a new study finds. If these shallowly covered glaciers do, in fact, exist, they could be a reason to direct future crewed missions to Mars toward the region.