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Drill, baby, drill: HIDDEN glaciers ON MARS hold 150bn cubic metres of precious frozen WATER

Captain DaFt

"Why? What sorts of minerals or contamination is in it?"

Well, if it's similar to the polar ice Phoenix explored, lots of nasty perchlorates.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_%28spacecraft%29#Surface_chemistry

It'd be a bit like guzzling pool chlorinator.

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