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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

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...-discovery.html

also...

http://ca.news.yahoo...-172922169.html

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

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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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:07 PM

It's global warming... we infected Mars.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

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




















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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

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



Val Kilmer begs to differ....

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:46 PM

"They found our flag?"...Sheila Jackson Lee

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

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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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

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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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:01 PM

man made lakes on mars coming soon

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

Obama has already been on Mars and yes the planet Mars has trees and water....


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