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Professor Renno comments on new Mars ice research paper

Posted: January 15, 2018

Professor Renno comments on new Mars ice research paper
Climate & Space professor Nilton Renno was recently asked to comment for an article about a new research paper published in Science that says "vast sheets" of water ice exist on Mars at depths of around 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 meters) below the surface of the planet. The article was published in Gizmodo Australia.
 
From the article: 
 
'Nilton O. Renno, a planetary scientist at the University of Michigan's Climate and Space Science and Engineering department, told Gizmodo that the multiple lines of circumstantial evidence presented in the paper make a strong case for the presence of ice blocks bleeding through the surface of Mars, "but the paper does not prove that ice blocks exist." Future observations should now focus on these features to confirm the findings even further.'
 
 
Read the Science research paper here: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6372/199