posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 02:53 PM
Neo, it's cold. It wouldn't make sense that it would be warmer, because it doesn't have much of an atmosphere, (less than ours), it's quite a bit
further from the sun then we are, and it's a desert.
By not having an atmosphere, it cannot contain the heat, thereby warming the planet. Mercury may be the closes to the sun, but Venus is the hottest
because of it's atmosphere. Spectographic analysis from telescopes all over the world show that Mars has a thin carbon dioxide atmosphere. You can't
believe every astronomer in the world is in on this conspiracy...
The fact that it has little atmosphere, and is farther from the sun then us would mean it would have to be colder then the earth. And if you notice,
the poles are frozen all the time. That's just a few thousands of miles difference from the equator. Imagine, then, the temperatures when you get as
far away from the sun as Mars is, even with an atmosphere as thick as our own.
The Rover was hot when it hit mars, and there could have been condensation inside of the air bags which, as they deflated, released some of this
condensation and caused the dust on the planet to stick to the bags. If the dirt were actually wet, wouldn't there be clumps?