Is there ice beneath the surface of a crater on Mars?
The Mars Express discovered rubble in the Martian crater about Hadley, which would indicate the presence of water ice beneath the surface of the planet leaving experts amazed.
According to the ESA: “This is debris torn from the smaller craters. Two of them, one to the west (left) of the main crater and another near its midpoint, are surrounded by a structure that seems to indicate the presence of volatile materials under the surface of the planet, probably ice water. “
Scientists believe that “the impacts that created these craters have started and subsurface ice melted and mixed with the materials of their environment to form a sort of ‘mud’ that spilled on the surface around them.”
And they think that “these structures may indicate the existence of water ice beneath the surface of Mars, at a depth of several hundred meters.”