April 24, 2008
Snowball Mars

Scientists have discovered "compelling evidence" that Mars experienced extensive glaciation as recently as 10 million years ago. This contradicts the widely held belief that Mars has been completely dead for billions of years, and could have signification implications for the existence of life on the planet.

Posted by scott at April 24, 2008 12:30 PM

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Funny how Phobos is made almost entirely of water, too. And just barely in orbit around Mars, maybe even dropping just enough precipitation to cause the mysterious dust-clearing that's been keeping the Mars Rovers running.

You don't suppose Phobos might have actually come from Mars at some point in the past?

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on April 24, 2008 01:09 PM

I guess it's possible if the planet was hit by something very large.

I'm also thinking that with the lowered gravity, the skiing could be lots of fun on their glaciers...

Posted by: Ron on April 24, 2008 01:59 PM

Funny, as recently as 10 MYA (more like 8) our planet was experiencing significant glaciation...

Coincidence? I think not...

Posted by: Mark on April 24, 2008 02:31 PM

ooop, I meant thousand, not million years ago for us.

(what I get for not having a beer at lunchtime)

Posted by: Mark on April 24, 2008 02:32 PM
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