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Young Mars crater contains water ice, photo shows

A fresh crater on Mars has revealed a hidden cache of frozen water in some of the latest photos from a powerful NASA spacecraft.Full story

Young Mars Crater Contains Water Ice, Photo Shows

This story was corrected on Sept. 3. A fresh crater on Mars has revealed a hidden cache of frozen water in some of the latest photos from a powerful NASA spacecraft. Full story

Photos Show Strange Elongated Martian Crater

Photos just released by the European Space Agency give an up-close look at the strange, elongated Martian crater known as Orcus Patera. Full story

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