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Mars Weather - Latest Weather at Elysium Planitia

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  1. alyaza Link
    it's pretty neat that we're now able to do this. there's something just novel about being able to casually check the weather on another planet in detail comparable to what we can take on earth.

    it's pretty neat that we're now able to do this. there's something just novel about being able to casually check the weather on another planet in detail comparable to what we can take on earth.

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    balooga Link
    That's interesting. I mean it stands to reason that a world further from the sun than ours would be colder, but I guess years of looking at pictures of rocky warm-hued orange deserts conditioned...

    That's interesting. I mean it stands to reason that a world further from the sun than ours would be colder, but I guess years of looking at pictures of rocky warm-hued orange deserts conditioned me to think of Mars differently. I wonder how much variation there is in different regions of the planet.

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    1. alyaza Link Parent
      probably a decent amount that we've just never observed in detail enough to tell. even here, the temperature variances are just a slice of what you'd normally expect: the highest highs can be in...

      I wonder how much variation there is in different regions of the planet.

      probably a decent amount that we've just never observed in detail enough to tell. even here, the temperature variances are just a slice of what you'd normally expect: the highest highs can be in the high 60s and possibly low 70s in fahrenheit, and the lowest lows can be close to -200F. the average highs actually aren't that bad, relatively speaking, since year round the average is about 20F--it's the average lows, which tend to be around -100F that'd really get you.

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