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Weather On Mars Surprisingly Warm, Curiosity Rover Finds
Space.com ^ | 10/1/2012 | Space.com staff

Posted on 10/06/2012 9:54:06 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is enjoying some nice, warm weather on the Red Planet — and spring hasn't even come to its landing site yet.

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.

"That we are seeing temperatures this warm already during the day is a surprise and very interesting," Felipe Gómez, of the Centro de Astrobiología in Madrid, said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; mars
Solar system warming?
I saw a thread a little while ago on this subject, but it was pulled due to lack of source.
1 posted on 10/06/2012 9:54:10 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: FreedomOfExpression

Algore needs to get off of his fat, high altitude ass and do something about this!


2 posted on 10/06/2012 9:56:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: FreedomOfExpression

Warmer there than Fairbanks, AK now. +42 F currently.


3 posted on 10/06/2012 10:01:50 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel; brytlea; ...

Thanks FreedomOfExpression. An ‘extra, extra’ ping to APoD members.


4 posted on 10/06/2012 10:03:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jet Jaguar

The nights are a bit cooler on mars though, -94 degrees Fahrenheit.


5 posted on 10/06/2012 10:05:44 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: SunkenCiv
You're welcome, SunkenCiv.

Strange, I've visited space.com several times this past week and didn't see this article.
6 posted on 10/06/2012 10:10:25 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: Jet Jaguar

Yeah, well, the apparent altitude will leave you a bit breathless I am told.............


7 posted on 10/06/2012 10:12:33 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: FreedomOfExpression

The polar bears on Mars are all dead.


8 posted on 10/06/2012 10:14:19 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: FreedomOfExpression

I blame all those American SUVs on Mars. Curiosity killed the climate.


9 posted on 10/06/2012 10:20:52 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: FreedomOfExpression

Clearly, this Mars Rover SUV has already fouled the Martian environment.


10 posted on 10/06/2012 10:23:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Yaelle
We all know what this means! (Hopefully the image loads)


11 posted on 10/06/2012 10:31:09 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: FreedomOfExpression; KevinDavis

Who will eco-nuts blame for this??


12 posted on 10/06/2012 10:35:37 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: FreedomOfExpression
The nights are a bit cooler on mars though, -94 degrees Fahrenheit.

Probably due to the same reason it is 'unexpectedly' warm during the day.

Thin atmosphere, few clouds.

13 posted on 10/06/2012 10:41:31 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: FreedomOfExpression

Martian SUVs?


14 posted on 10/06/2012 10:49:47 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: SunkenCiv
So what would be keepinging Mars so warm?

...they got no SUV's.......

15 posted on 10/06/2012 11:44:30 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: FreedomOfExpression

“The nights are a bit cooler on mars though, -94 degrees Fahrenheit.”

Yeah, but that’s only because the atmosphere is greater than 90% CO2


16 posted on 10/06/2012 11:59:34 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Mars Warming

Obligatory!

17 posted on 10/07/2012 12:02:12 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG
The Sun's solar winds getting a little help from their friends to push the solar winds towards Mars.


18 posted on 10/07/2012 1:19:21 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: GraceG
The REAL reason for Global Warming.



19 posted on 10/07/2012 1:26:30 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: FreedomOfExpression

Don’t forget your sunscreen.


20 posted on 10/07/2012 1:28:42 AM PDT by Bullish (The stink from this amateur regime smells all the way to Kenya.)
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To: FreedomOfExpression

True, but don`tcha know Algore says that`s due to global warming, too? And now, something REALLY has to be done immediately, because all this damage to the climate is affecting other planets!!! Shame on us humans!!


21 posted on 10/07/2012 2:35:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: FreedomOfExpression
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22 posted on 10/07/2012 4:52:07 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: FreedomOfExpression

Mars has an axis of rotation roughly the same as earth. (25 degrees compared with 22 degrees for earth). 4.5 degrees of latitude is much closer to the equator then Hawaii is (20 degrees). I would expect virtually no dofference between winter and summer there, as is seen in Hawaii.


23 posted on 10/07/2012 4:54:06 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: FreedomOfExpression
Global warming here, to. just look at this poor polar bear.

"Hunter Jeremiah Johnson comforts a polar bear that had collapsed from heat exhaustion before he could shoot it."

Photobucket

See the whole sad story at:

http://www.ecoenquirer.com/polar-bear-heat.htm ;)

24 posted on 10/07/2012 5:49:42 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: FreedomOfExpression

We need to send Al Gore to Mars to investigate....


25 posted on 10/07/2012 5:56:06 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: FreedomOfExpression

Perhaps it’s the exhaust from Curiosity causing a greenhouse effect.


26 posted on 10/07/2012 4:50:07 PM PDT by JPJones (I wish the buck(s) would stop with me.)
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To: dynachrome

LOL, that was a touching story.


27 posted on 10/07/2012 6:21:32 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: JPJones
Perhaps it’s the exhaust from Curiosity causing a greenhouse effect.

All those probes and rovers are starting to have an effect.

28 posted on 10/07/2012 6:33:01 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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