Software Upgrade For 19-Year-Old Martian Water-Spotter

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Old enough to vote in many countries, the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding (MARSIS) is finally receiving an update that will make the search for Martian water easier. It searches for water beneath Mars’ surface using sound waves, whose reflections researchers use to make maps of the Martian underground. With the software update, MARSIS will be able to collect and send better data to Earth without having to store it in its memory, which is a feature that slows it down. Read full article here

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