With the acquired data from the past recommends that Martian equator might be harboring ice. Scientists revealed an unforeseen amount of hydrogen when going through the previous data from NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft going back to the period between 2002 and 2009.
According to a statement from NASA at lofty latitudes hydrogen usually stipulates concealed water ice and it was not considered to be available at the equator. If the water actually exists there, this would aid with an upcoming human mission to Mars. This could indicate that humans need not carry substance with them for drinking, cooling equipment or watering plants. Alternatively, the astronauts could manage in the realms of the land without carrying loads of resources from the Earth.
Mars Odyssey’s premiere paramount discovery, in 2002, was connected to water. The spacecraft discovered concealed hydrogen at high latitudes and the 2008 touchdown of the Phoenix Mars lander established that there was water ice.
However, at lesser latitudes evaluation of hydrogen were described as hydrated minerals. Researchers did not comprehend water ice was thermodynamically secure in those areas. For the novel research, the researchers examined data gathered using Mars Odyssey’s neutron spectrometer. The apparatus is not devised to directly perceive water, but by determining neutrons, it could discern signatures of hydrogen, which can indicate the existence of water or other hydrogen bearing substances.
The scientists lessened the obscure or “noise” in Odyssey’s data utilizing image-reconstruction capability positioned on those used for other spacecraft and for medicine. This enhanced the spatial resolution of the data to 180 miles (290 kilometers), twice the previous resolution of 320 miles (520 km).