There is snow on Mars?
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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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.
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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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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?