18 August 2006

Want a big fountain? Head for the Poles!

That’s how it happens on Mars, it seems. Every Spring, CO2 accumulations at the South Pole burst into the air, carrying dust and other debris with them.

This is going to change the way weather is predicted on the 4th planet — to be sure — and one wonders what other interesting “weather” effects might be altering Mars and other planets and moons without us even knowing — & what changes we’ll be making in our understanding of planets as a result.

It's always interesting to see these small revolutions happen in science.

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