Building A Case For Life On Mars SpaceDaily

When it was announced last month that the Mars Odyssey satellite had found water ice beneath the planet’s frozen carbon dioxide south polar ice cap, Dr. Lidija Siller, a physicist from the University of Newcastle, England, felt excited. “I believe that the data I have explains how this water became trapped underneath the surface”,she said. Dr. Siller presented the results of her research – which involves studying photochemical reactions in ice – at the Condensed Matter physics conference held April 8, part of the Institute of Physics Congress in Brighton, England.