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Lots of ice on Mars
Topic Started: Jan 11 2018, 06:38 PM (67 Views)
George K
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If there's ice, there's the potential for water.

If there's water...can you get the oxygen out of it?

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/huge-reserves-water-ice-discovered-mars-could-speed-manned-missions-n837001?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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Huge ice sheets more than 300 feet deep have been discovered on Mars, making it possible that human astronauts could have access to almost limitless water, scientists said Thursday.

"Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need," said one of the report's authors, Shane Byrne of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona.

It has been known for some time that some locations on Mars have water ice just below the surface but until now, there has been no accurate way to know just how much.

The new data, collected in high-resolution three-dimensional images from two U.S. satellites, reveal at least eight locations where massive shelves of water ice are deposited from just below the Martian surface as far deep as 100 meters, or roughly 330 feet, according to the report, which was published in the journal Science.
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Copper
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http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp710675m

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Metal Oxide Catalysts for the Evolution of O2 from H2O

The metal oxide catalysts reported here could produce hydrogen and oxygen from water at approximately the thermodynamic potential for small currents.

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Nuke it, vaporize it, create clouds, starts raining, plant crops, move in.
Simple.

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HOLY CARP!!!
I wonder what kind of microbes are in Martian water?

They're in our water but harmless.
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