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Mars Rover: Surprising News

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davos    3,855

Curiosity's onboard weather station, which is called the Remote Environment Monitoring Station(REMS), has measured air temperatures as high as 43 degrees Fahrenheit (6 degrees Celsius) in the afternoon. And temperatures have climbed above freezing during more than half of the Martian days, or sols, since REMS was turned on, scientists said.

These measurements are a bit unexpected, since it's still late winter at Gale Crater, the spot 4.5 degrees south of the Martian equator where Curiosity touched down on Aug. 5.

"If this warm trend carries on into summer, we might even be able to foresee temperatures in the 20s [Celsius], and that would be really exciting from a habitability point of view," Gómez said. "In the daytimes, we could see temperatures high enough for liquid water on a regular basis. But it’s too soon to tell whether that will happen or whether these warm temperatures are just a blip.”

http://www.space.com/17828-mars-weather-curiosity-rover-discovery.html

also...

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/geekquinox/evidence-suggests-future-astronauts-could-survive-mars-172922169.html

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Niner National    535

Interesting.

I knew the highest temperature ever recorded on Mars was like 82, but I didn't know how regularly temperatures above freezing actually happened.

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the butch    3,231

how about we just drop a big fat fuging water balloon on mars. if water truly is the beginning of life, we'd get a jump start on creating a new species. god who?

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davos    3,855

how about we just drop a big fat fuging water balloon on mars. if water truly is the beginning of life, we'd get a jump start on creating a new species. god who?

Lets send water, a male & female monkey, and Kurt Russell and see what happens

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Guest Tom Cat   
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the most suprising thing they found on Mars was these unidentified boobs - sort of flat and inverted in the nipple area- might be my ex

mercuryboobs.jpg

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charlotte49er    100

Mars is livable? If only it had air...

Then why did that pics have a blue sky? Did anyone else notice that?

mars-curiosity-rover.jpg

If it is a truly amazing discovery, out government will cover it up!

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