Polar Subsurface “Lakes” May Not Be Water After All

A new analysis of MARSIS data from ESA’s Mars Express is processed using an alternative technique from a previous study and reveals that a bright reflection seem under Mars’ south pole may not be liquid water.

We talk a lot about water on Mars in the planetary science community. It’s an important topic. With plans underway to send humans to the red planet, scientists and…



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Beth Johnson

Planetary scientist, podcast host. Communication specialist for SETI Institute and Planetary Science Institute. Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/planetarypan