As you probably heard today the confirmation of existence of ice water ice near the surface beside NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander. Scientist anticipate even bigger discoveries from the robotic mission in the weeks ahead.
Listen this important NASA Phoenix Media Teleconference – June 20th ,2008[audio:http://www.nasa.gov/mp3/253331main_phoenix-20080620.mp3 |autostart=no]
The left images were acquired by NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander’s Surface Stereo Imager on the 21st and 25th days of the mission, or Sols 20 and 24 (June 15 and 19, 2008).
These images show sublimation of ice in the trench informally called "Dodo-Goldilocks" over the course of four days.
In the lower left corner, lumps disappear, similar to the process of evaporation.