posted on Jan, 24 2004 @ 09:20 PM
Zzub, that says that it can max out at about 1,500 degrees in times of high solar activity.
You stated that earth's upper atmosphere's temperature is several thousands of degrees.
It is roughly 30 degrees celsius on average. We've just learned this in science.
Hair splitting, but you aren't right.
and PAX, thanks, erh, you don't seem to have read what I posted, or notice that the link I provided was actually on the same site. A quote from that
"The warmest temperatures of about -65 degrees Fahrenheit are observed near the surface and equator."
Those schematics aren't even of the surface, their of the atmosphere, and they show the amount of dust flying around, causing friction and heat. They
don't show Mars' surface temp.