Its Snowing............... on Mars

  Seth Haniel 08:08 01 Oct 08
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The Phoenix spacecraft on Mars has detected snow above its landing site.

Waiting for first snowman now :)

  Clapton is God 08:39 01 Oct 08

Shouldn't that be snowmartian??

  Mr Mistoffelees 09:24 01 Oct 08

Remeber what is happening in Manchester, that should be: non-gender-specific snowmartian.

  carver 09:39 01 Oct 08

See, we have only been there for less than a year and already we have started global warming on that planet.

  carver 09:53 01 Oct 08

Sorry, I don't want to be to PC about this but it should be:non-gender-specific snow-being, you have to remember that we are strangers on that planet and if there is any thing else living there you have to be considerate to-wards their gender,color, beliefs or shape they may be.

  Pineman100 18:00 01 Oct 08

You people have been reading too much Douglas Adams.

;o)

  WhiteTruckMan 18:10 01 Oct 08

Whats happening in manchester?

WTM

  Forum Editor 18:12 01 Oct 08

is an interesting development, but it's just the beginning for Phoenix. It's about to experience a Martian winter, and the temperature will plunge to minus 120 degrees centigrade.

That's cold.

  Forum Editor 18:55 01 Oct 08

as snowflakes.

It's snow from the moment it starts to fall, surely?

  peter99co 19:16 01 Oct 08

The ice crystals fell through the clouds from 4km up down to about 2.5km

Near enough for me

  Monoux 19:44 01 Oct 08

FE -- according to the link the winter temperatures will bring about the demise of Pheonix - it has approx 6 weeks before this happens

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