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Is There Snowboarding on Mars?
June 12, 2013 8:52 PM   Subscribe

Why it might be possible to go snowboarding on Mars.
posted by homunculus (10 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Martian Rock 'n' Roll
posted by homunculus at 8:53 PM on June 12, 2013


I want to see a snowboarder going down a sand dune on a large carbon dioxide block here on earth. Where's that video?!
posted by banished at 8:59 PM on June 12, 2013


I just made up a bedtime story for my kids that had astronauts skiing around the south pole of Mars. The next time I tell it, there will be way more science! Woohoo!
posted by rouftop at 11:55 PM on June 12, 2013 [3 favorites]


I want to see a snowboarder going down a sand dune on a large carbon dioxide block here on earth. Where's that video?!

"This process wouldn't happen on Earth," said NASA scientist Serina Diniega in a press release. "You don't get blocks of dry ice on Earth unless you go buy them."

So there you have it.
posted by three blind mice at 5:56 AM on June 13, 2013


"Quadruple the budget for NASA!"

"But...."

"I don't care how you do it! Just do it! Now!"

"Yes sir, President Dudebro!"
posted by Flunkie at 6:03 AM on June 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Scientists Say Martian Clay Holds Chemicals That Could Be Key to Early Life
posted by homunculus at 1:29 PM on June 14, 2013


Ancient craters on Mars may have been oases for life
posted by homunculus at 2:03 PM on June 14, 2013


Martian chemicals are great for microbes, possibly toxic to humans
posted by homunculus at 5:52 PM on June 16, 2013


With Current Budget, NASA Will Never Get to Mars
posted by homunculus at 1:54 PM on June 19, 2013


Billion-Pixel View of Mars Comes From Curiosity Rover
posted by homunculus at 11:23 PM on June 19, 2013


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