Detection of subsurface water lake near polar region of Mars

Using radar imaging, a large body of liquid water was discovered under 1.5 km of soil near the South polar region of Mars. This represents the first large body of liquid water discovered on Mars, and raises possibility of the existence of extant microbial life on Mars. Estimated at – 68 degree Celsius, the concentrated … More Detection of subsurface water lake near polar region of Mars

Volcanoes underneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Scientists recently reported the discovery of 91 volcanoes underneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (Guardian, Link). Specifically, possible eruptions of the volcanoes could melt significant fraction of the ice sheet known to account for a few metres of sea level rise around the world if completely melted.   Category: geosciences, Tags: West Antarctic Ice Sheet, … More Volcanoes underneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet