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Sheets of ice found below Mars’ surface could be a boon for human exploration

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If you look at a photo of Mars, you’ll mostly see red. 

The rust-colored world is known for its oxidized look, but if you dig down into the dirt, Mars gets a lot more interesting.

The red planet is actually hiding pockets of water-ice up to about 100 meters thick just below its red surface, according to a new study published in the journal Science this week. The research found eight different pockets of ice of varying size not far below the planet’s surface.

That ice could have implications for science, human exploration, and even long-term living on Mars. 

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