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Mars Gets a Facelift

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During winter, carbon dioxide condenses out of the atmosphere and forms a frost of dry ice that coats the planet's polar region. The subsequent spring-time thaw, apparently, is not a subtle affair.

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Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday February 4, 2011, 3:41 am
Thanks Nancy.

Robert O (12)
Friday February 4, 2011, 11:46 am

Cindy C (125)
Friday February 4, 2011, 12:11 pm
its good to learn every day

Janis B (7)
Friday February 4, 2011, 1:12 pm
Let's hope we don't get there and destroy that planet too

Antonio Mendes (134)
Friday February 4, 2011, 2:45 pm
That's interesting. The Martian snow is made of carbon dioxide (CO2). Thanks Nancy!

Jenni Lawton (6)
Friday February 4, 2011, 3:04 pm
Wow - amazing! Thanks

Marian D (57)
Friday February 4, 2011, 3:35 pm
Noted, thanks.

Freya H (356)
Friday February 4, 2011, 5:50 pm
We need to send people to Mars - and someday, we need to establish permanent colonies there.

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday February 4, 2011, 6:17 pm
Mars is an interesting place. I'm sure it has a lot of surprises for us. Probably even some form of life.

William Y (54)
Friday February 4, 2011, 7:31 pm

Vera Yuno (8)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:34 am
quite interesting, thanx for sharing !

Bon L (0)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:39 am
Thanks for the info.

Saturday February 5, 2011, 1:54 am

Süheyla C (234)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 2:01 am
Thanks Nancy

Gvapo T (22)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 5:37 am
thanks for sharing

Stan Joseph (8)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 6:13 am
Other world colonization is paramount for the survival of the human species.

Sue Matheson (79)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 9:42 am
very appropriate given the name of this planet.

Linda B (71)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 5:15 pm
Your Universe is a fascinating place. Thanks for posting.

Elainna Crowell (174)
Sunday February 6, 2011, 1:10 am
Mysteriously beautiful, I hope we get to go there some day!

MmAway M (503)
Monday February 7, 2011, 7:35 pm
Thank you so much Nancy!!!!
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