NASA finds that Water is easily accessible on Mars. It’s time to leave the earth; you might have heard or used this phrase many times. But the question is where you will go if you leaves the earth as no other planet has life signs to live for.
However, there is good news for all those who are getting fed up with all dramas and hectic routine of this planet as recently NASA has discovered that water is not only available but also easily accessible in abundance on Mars.
What does it means? Well, it means now you can pack your bags for a long journey ahead as according to NASA water is easily available on Mars. The latest discovery about the Red Planet will surely help a lot in future missions to the Mars.
The new finding has been made with the assistance of NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The researchers of NASA have discovered 8 sites where there come into view large ice deposits that are somewhat close up to the surface, NASA estimates that they’re enclosed in about 1 to 2 yards and are 3 to 6 feet below rock and dust of Red Planet.
In light of these facts, Researchers at NASA concluded that H2O is there in great quantity in the form of buried ice at Mars.
According to the co-author Shane Byrne of the University of Arizona,
“The discovery reported today gives us surprising windows where we can see right into these thick underground sheets of ice. Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need.”
As Elon musk shared his views too about having life at mars,
“Mars is the only place in the solar system where it’s possible for life to become multi-planetarian.” – Elon Musk
In other hands, Research like these will come very useful for the future operations at Mars, as SpaceX’s founder Elon Musk has already confirmed his plans for taking first human settlers to the Mars by 2024.
With the help of High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on the MRO, researchers had conducted various tests and then have found the scarp sites by estimating colors.
In order to confirm the purity of ice they have used CRISM (Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars). The MRO has already discovered various ice sheets at other locations on Mars using its Shallow Radar camera; however it was unfeasible to know how much deep down they have to dig for finding water.
Now, scientists have identified that water is close enough to get without problems on Mars.
So are you ready to visit Mars? Well, for that lucky day you have to wait for years, when finally in decades you will get your chance to get the visit of Red planet.