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Mars May Hold Twice As Much Water As Previously Thought

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June 28, 2000
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American Geophysical Union
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Mars may hold 2-3 times the amount of water previously believed, according to a study of deuterium in its atmosphere and in a meteorite of martian origin. This water is held with the martian crust.

WASHINGTON - The crust of the planet Mars may hold two to three times more water than scientists had previously believed. This finding is based on a study by Dr. Laurie A. Leshin of Arizona State University, comparing the amount of deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen, found in a meteorite of martian origin to the amount found in the martian atmosphere. Her report will be published in Geophysical Research Letters on July 15.


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