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Martian Warm Spots Could Be Towers of Ice

Martian Warm Spots Could Be Towers of Ice

Martian Warm Spots Could Be Towers of Ice

Martian Warm Spots Could Be Towers of Ice

Unusual warm spots on Mars might represent “ice towers” similar to those seen in Antarctica, say researchers. They could even harbour life, Nick Hoffman of Melbourne University told a conference on Thursday.

Hoffman detected warm spots in the Hellas Basin after scrutinising infrared images taken with THEMIS, the heat-sensing camera on the Mars Odyssey orbiter.