Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Carbon Dioxide Molds the Surface Mars

New data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter indicates that the surface of the Martian polar ice caps is shaped by carbon dioxide clouds. The carbon dioxide is released during the spring thaws. The gas jets its way from under the ice caps bursting out and thus remolding the terrain of the ice caps.

1 comment:

Goethe said...

Carbon dioxide? I wonder what Al Gore will say about this.