Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Mars Express to begin Water Survey

The ESA's Mars Express orbiter is poised to deploy the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS) instrument. While the discoveries made in last year by both Mars Express and the two NASA rovers have already confirmed the existence of large water deposits on Mars, the radar system will be able to map the deposits revealing the presence of water even a few kilometers beneath the surface.