Not News, Santa was there first
NASA's Phoenix lander has detected snow falling from Martian clouds, hinting that liquid water may once have been common on the surface of the Red Planet. However, the snow seen by the explorer robot didn't merely turn to rain as it fell - it vapourised, never even reaching the ground at all. A laser-radar image of snow falling …
So there was water on Mars, WE GET IT!
Now go do something useful with the planet FFS.
It never sticks when you want it too, I'll bet, when the night comes, it'll stick then....it always sticks when it snows overnight, unless it's been raining and the ground's wet....an unlikely Martian event I feel.......maybe the rover will get lost in a snowdrift?
Or even better, a gritting lorry.
Experiencing traction problems . . .
We need an orbital gritter so the critter can move - oh and a battery pack
> Or even better, a gritting lorry.
More likely to see one on Mars than on the roads round here...
I'll bet he could give us any answers we wanted without having to mess around with these landers. Not to say that we would understand a word of what he would write, but it would at least be entertaining.
Sometimes I have to remind myself that we are looking at weather systems ON ANOTHER PLANET!
A planet that's not Earth but a completley different planet, in space and everything. When I do that, sometimes I feel a breif sense of awe.