March 5th, 2008

lego me

Can you ski on Mars?

NASA just posted a cool photo of an in-progress avalanche on Mars. This triggered a long-standing question of mine: can you ski on Mars? The web literature is weak: I found an enthusiastic high school level paper with lots of speculation and little science. I also found a passing description of the composition of the martian polar ice caps from NASA. But there's not much else out there.

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