There is snow on Mars?

@estherlou (5017)
United States
September 30, 2008 10:52am CST
Wow! We've lived with Star Trek for the past 40 years now, so exploring planets seems common place. But we are so far removed from that fantasy life. Finding snow on Mars is cool. Read about it here. http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/space/09/30/mars.snow.ap/index.html
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@rsa101 (14901)
• Quezon City, Philippines
30 Sep 08
Well having snow in Mars has long been seen through telescope. But no one has really proved that the ice was made from frozen water or carbon dioxide. When I read about the article the fact that the snow did not land on the soil and showed that the soil became wet for me does not signify it is frozen water but some kind of dry ice or frozen carbon dioxide. Well I am not a scientist but it is only dry ice that doesn't melt to liquid but directly to gas. I maybe wrong but that is only what I suspect.
• China
30 Sep 08
There are so many affairs in our life that we could not expect.Maybe as the study on Mars goes further and further ,we may find that we human being comes from Mars!Ha,it's only a joke here.
• United States
30 Sep 08
Pretty darn cool. I hope they get good pics.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I saw the news about snow and ice on Mars. One would think that would mean it could support life. But... maybe not. It is something very interesting though. Maybe there have been "men from Mars"? On the other hand just imagine the technology we have produced over the years that have allowed us a glimpse of far away planets.
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• United States
3 Oct 08
wow how cool
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
1 Oct 08
That does sound exciting. It gives the possibility that Mars is or was inhabitable. Maybe those Edgar Rice Burroughs stories about these people on Mars were true. It would do a little exploration though. Could be a place to go and if there is snow on Mars, who knows about the other planets or rather the moons around other planets. Like in that movie 2001, there is a theory that one of the moons of Jupiter supports life since Jupiter can be considered a mini Sun and with the combined heat of the real Sun and Jupiter, who knows?
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
1 Oct 08
well this is great, I love it, I am sure there must have been life at sometime, it and they have found dna, so now they just have to find when it happened.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
30 Sep 08
that is so awesome - thanks for sharing this!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 Sep 08
how cool.
@Marvin42 (279)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I am excited by this news too. It may mean that there used to be some kind of life in Mars, or there is going to be some. Also, it means that the difficulty to colonize Mars is much less than we used to imagine. So, cheers! :)
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Although I'm not sure just what this means to any of us, I guess it's interesting to know that it occurs. I'm sure our government probably spent millions of dollars to find this out!