Location of humans to land on Mars shown on NASA’s treasure map

NASA aims to make a follow up on the water located on mars to get a helping hand. Scientists have issued out a recent global plan that shows the scarcity of water ice as little as 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) underneath the surface of the Red Planet. 

With information at hand, the research group pointed out at least one location with hopes of landing the future missions of an astronaut:  a huge zone in the northern hemisphere of Arcadia Planitia. This particular location contains a lot of ice water, which is near to the surface and it is located in a favorable place for a human mission on the Red Planet. This is due to it is located in a temperate mid-latitude region with enough sunlight. These were the findings as per the research team. 

Sylvain Piqueux, lead author who studies planetary surfaces at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, stated that one does not require a backhoe to dig up the ice; instead, one can use a shovel. He went on to state that the research team is progressing in the collection of the information on the buried ice on the Red Planet. The suitable location on the planet is Zeroing for the astronauts to land. 

Higher learning of the “treasure map” could bring about more locations of landing too; this is in accordance with NASA. Water is an important resource for future astronaut Mars missions, where the space agency anticipates landing in 2030. They believe that, instead of carrying every drop of the water needed by the astronauts from Earth to Mars, astronauts would get their drinking water and the water components (oxygen and hydrogen) for rocket gas from Mars. 

The fresh map based on statistics from two long-running spaceships: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA and Mars Odyssey. Every spaceship used tools that were sensitive to heat in finding the ice since the buried ice changes the surface’s temperature. To be certain that they were seeing the ice, the scientist referred their work with other statistics- such as ice observed in radar tools and Mars Odyssey gamma ray-spectrometer, that is optimized for observing water ice deposits. 

The Mar’s surface is a dessert and water is almost unavailable. This is because the liquid water evaporates faster in the thin air of Mars. Reports have been there about briny water that flows on the crater walls of mars. Some scientists believe that those streams are more like dry dust that flows. 


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