The Phoenix lander has found ice on Mars. Astronomers identify it as ice because some of it that was unearthed in a trench dug by the lander disappeared 4 days later, meaning it melted or vaporized. NASA thinks that water is “locked up” in a layer of permafrost just under the surface of Mars.

BBC News quotes NASA’s Peter Smith as saying, “It must be ice. These little clumps completely disappearing over the course of a few days?that is perfect evidence that it’s ice?There had been some question whether the bright material was salt. Salt can’t do that.” But is it WATER ice??the kind that can support life (either Martian or human, should we eventually set up a colony there).

Stay tuned.

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