|If we melted Mars' ice cap, do you think the water would be useable? Could we create an atmosphere?
|Question Date: 1998-03-09|
Certainly the water would be useable. Mars actually has an atmosphere, but it isn't very thick. Here is a question for you: what kinds of atoms make up the Earth's atmosphere, and where might those atoms be found on Mars?
If we were able to extract it, I am sure we would be able to collect and melt it. Then of course we would be able to use it.The hard part would be extracting the ice.
The water on Mars is just like the water on Earth. What do you think we might have to do to get it in a form that would be useful. We might be able to create an atmosphere on Mars but it would be quite a task.
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