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Erosion is revealing surprising amounts of water ice on Mars

Thanks to erosion wearing away surface rock on Mars, scientists using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have spotted thick deposits of ice in the planet's mid-latitudes that extend hundreds of feet deep.

The discovery, described in the journal Science, could offer researchers a tantalizing new spot to sample our dusty, rusty neighbor.

"This ice is

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