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   Undertoad  Thursday Nov 1 11:23 AM

11/1: Mars is cold



As we patiently await better images from the Mars Odyssey, here is one of the first: a thermal infrared image that tells you how cold it is on the surface. And it's cold. You may think you're cold where you are but on Mars it's bloody freezing.



russotto  Thursday Nov 1 01:59 PM

Re: 11/1: Mars is cold

Quote:
Originally posted by Undertoad
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As we patiently await better images from the Mars Odyssey, here is one of the first: a thermal infrared image that tells you how cold it is on the surface. And it's cold. You may think you're cold where you are but on Mars it's bloody freezing.
Actually, looks reasonably warm on the day side. Just off the ice cap, it's already near 0 C (32 F). Granted, it is summer on the hemisphere we're looking at, but still, that's pretty warm.

Martian nights are a bitch, though!


jaguar  Thursday Nov 1 04:33 PM

That cold *spot* is intersting....clearly casued by aliens building a missle silo to keep taking out our little bits of junk we dump on thier planet.



MaggieL  Thursday Nov 1 05:05 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by jaguar
That cold *spot* is intersting....clearly casued by aliens building a missle silo to keep taking out our little bits of junk we dump on thier planet.
It even has a name. It's called "The South Pole". :-)

I wonder if they have an ozone layer?


TheDollyLlama  Thursday Nov 1 06:43 PM

Mars is Cold

In other news... Water is Wet



Chewbaccus  Thursday Nov 1 09:43 PM

Re: Mars is Cold

Quote:
Originally posted by TheDollyLlama
In other news... Water is Wet
lol

I needed that Dolly. Thanks.

~Mike


elSicomoro  Thursday Nov 1 10:27 PM

Re: Mars is Cold

Quote:
Originally posted by TheDollyLlama
In other news... Water is Wet
LIAR! I will never believe that! Next thing you'll tell me is that the world is round!


tw  Saturday Nov 3 09:35 PM

Re: 11/1: Mars is cold

Quote:
Originally posted by Undertoad
... a thermal infrared image that tells you how cold it is on the surface. And it's cold. You may think you're cold where you are but on Mars it's bloody freezing.
So why do we spend so much money for NASA tp tell us this. Elton John already stated such in "Rocket Man".


jaguar  Saturday Nov 3 09:42 PM

didn't notice the spot was directly over the icecap =P



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