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Is This Ice?
Is this ice?

It is not located at the poles.

Self-censorship is the lamest form of censorship.

Re: Is This Ice?
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Which solar system body is it on?
Why do I bother?

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Self-censorship is the lamest form of censorship.

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Perhaps dry ice.

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It's clouds over the depression known as Hellas.

There is ice on Mars, we  know that the permanent ice cap at Mars's north pole is made of ice.  Yes, ice.  Water in a frozen form.

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There is also ice under them clouds, or at least that's what the experts tell us.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellas_quadrangle

Or hell, some of the white may be ice on the ground.  If only we could know ...
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Well, it looks like we might know now.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/01/ice-cliffs-spotted-mars

These sites are "very exciting" for potential human bases as well, says Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Center for Space Resources at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, who led a recent NASA study exploring potential landing sites for astronauts. Water is a crucial resource for astronauts, because it could be combined with carbon dioxide, the main ingredient in Mars's atmosphere, to create oxygen to breathe and methane, a rocket propellant. And although researchers suspected the subsurface glaciers existed, they would only be a useful resource if they were no more than a few meters below the surface. The ice cliffs promise abundant, accessible ice, Abbud-Madrid says.
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Huge underground glaciers on Mars.

Elon Musk has been planning a Mars colony.  Looks like they won't need to take much water with them.
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