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Snow on Mars

Imagining life on mars has just got, if possible, cooler.

 

The Mars Rover Curiosity has detected ‘dry ice snowfall’ on our neighbouring planet, creating NASA's clearest evidence of carbon dioxide snowfalls on Mars to date.   

‘Dry ice’ is the given name of frozen carbon dioxide, which requires temperatures below 100 degrees Celsius, much colder than regular ice.  

Paul Hayne, the reports lead author, states that the frozen ‘flakes of Martian air … are thick enough to result in snowfall accumulation at the surface.’

Thick enough for 'snowfall accumulation', thick enough for snowboard acceleration?

And people said the Mars probe was a colossal waste of money...

Check out the site that will indubitably be the first to advertise ski chalets on Mars here

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