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Donnie B.
2002-Mar-02, 12:52 PM
A very encouraging result that suggests there may be a lot of water ice in the Martian soil.

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/odyssey/newsroom/pressreleases/02mar01.html



"The preliminary assessment of the gamma-ray spectrometer data indicates the likely presence of hydrogen in the upper few feet of the martian surface as sampled at spatial scales approximately 400 miles across. Further analysis and another month or so of mapping will permit more quantitative assessment of these observations and allow for a refined interpretation," said Garvin.