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[ArsTechnica] Atmosphere's worth of dry ice found at Mars south pole

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Currently, Mars has a thin atmosphere dominated by carbon dioxide, with pressures at most of the planet's surface so low that liquid water will immediately boil. But a variety of features we've discovered argue that the planet has once supported copious amounts of water, indicating that the planet's atmosphere must have differed considerably in the past. Using radar data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists have now found a potential resting place for some material that was once in the Martian atmosphere: a huge deposit at the south pole that holds nearly as much CO2 as the planet's current atmosphere.
Time to start terraforming Mars

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Who's signing up for the one-way trip?

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So in 500 years we might start to terraform Mars. Yessssssssssssssss.
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Melt it. Melt it all!
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sounds pretty cool, i have been saying for a loooong time that It would be so cool to dig up mars, would love to see the geological history of Mars, maybe even fossil records?
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Who's signing up for the one-way trip?

As long as i have the food i like, the music i like, and games consoles i would be up for that
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Mars =/= Biggest overclockers paradise evah! At least until they find planets with seas of LN2, or He3
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/23/11 at 9:18pm
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we need those dry ice!!!




...for OC'ing!
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we need those dry ice!!!




...for OC'ing!
I'm so suprised to see someone in this forum say that .
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omg paging Total Recall
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