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Fraser
2018-Dec-22, 09:00 PM
Just in time for the holidays, the ESO's Mars Express mission revealed a breathtaking image of a Martian crater that is ice-filled all year round.
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Spacedude
2018-Dec-22, 10:52 PM
Cool picture, literally.
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it is estimated that the ice sheet is 1.8 km (1 mi) thick in the center and contains an estimated 2,200 cubic km (530 cu mi) of water ice, which is comparable in volume to two of the Great Lakes (Lake Erie and Lake Ontario) combined.