Rad dry ice proves Mars colony will have bumpin' dance parties1/26/2013
If you needed any more bubbling sci-fi visuals to make your Mars fantasy even more sublime, how about smoky dry ice brimming from northern sand dune cracks? Space nerds (um, that would be us) are going crazy today over a Discovery Channel video showing pics taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter that show grooves in Martian North Pole sand dunes. The lines, featured in a three-study report in the journal Icarus, indicate frozen carbon dioxide hissing from cracks as dry ice seeps out during a spring thaw. The now-documented phenomenon shuts down previous notions that the cool action on Mars went down billions of years ago, suggesting instead that the Red Planet remains dynamic. Six words: Get us to Mars One, stat. [Source]
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