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Researchers calculate size of particles in Martian clouds of CO2 snow

Mars’ carbon dioxide ‘snowflakes’ are about the size of red blood cells. In the dead of a Martian winter, clouds of snow blanket the Red Planet’s poles — but unlike our water-based snow, the particles on Mars are frozen crystals of … Continue reading

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NASA may have found water on Mars

Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA Spacecraft Data Suggest Water Flowing On Mars PASADENA, Calif. — Observations from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed possible flowing water during the warmest months on Mars. “NASA’s Mars Exploration Program keeps bringing us closer … Continue reading

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Mars has dramatic carbon dioxide atmospheric shifts

Of note: “Unlike Earth, which has a thick, moist atmosphere that produces a strong greenhouse effect, Mars’ atmosphere is too thin and dry to produce as strong a greenhouse effect as Earth’s, even when you double its carbon-dioxide content.” NASA … Continue reading

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