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NASA在火星表面下发现了“水冰”

NASA finds ‘water ice’ just below the surface of Mars

“You wouldn’t need a backhoe to dig up this ice. You could use a shovel,” the paper’s lead author, Sylvain Piqueux of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a blog post. “We’re continuing to collect data on buried ice on Mars, zeroing in on the best places for astronauts to land.”

“你不需要挖土机来挖出这些冰。这篇论文的主要作者,美国宇航局喷气推进实验室的西尔文·皮克斯在一篇博客中说。“我们正在继续收集火星埋藏冰的数据,集中精力寻找宇航员着陆的最佳地点。”

Locating reserves of ice is important to enable manned missions to the planet, and could help identify sites for projects like SpaceX’s planned Mars base. Water is heavy to transport aboard rockets, so finding it on Mars could help humans survive there. However, because the planet has such a thin atmosphere, most water on the surface evaporates quickly.

确定冰的储量对于载人登月任务非常重要,并且有助于确定诸如SpaceX计划中的火星基地等项目的地点。水在火箭上运输很重,所以在火星上找到它可以帮助人类在那里生存。然而,由于这颗行星的大气层如此稀薄,地表上的大部分水分蒸发得很快。

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