Posts Tagged ‘liquid’

Icy Martian lake holds as much water as Lake Superior

New analysis conducted using the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Shallow Radar (SHARAD) instrument has revealed the existence of subsurface water ice roughly equal in volume as Lake Superior buried beneath cracked, pitted plains in the Red Planet’s mid-northern latitudes. The discovery, made by a team led by Cassie Stuurman of the University of Texas Institute for […]

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Pluto’s heart-shaped region hides an icy sea underneath

The prominent heart-shaped region of Pluto known as Sputnik Planitia may be hiding a slushy liquid water ocean beneath its icy crust, according to two new studies published this week in the journal Nature and based data on collected last summer by NASA’s New Horizons probe. According to Reuters, the authors of the studies report […]

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