posted on Dec, 11 2008 @ 08:05 AM
Originally posted by Fatality
So could it be possible that the air is actually breathable on Mars?
Well thats a good question! I really cant say for sure, but you know that the Mars Global Surveyor probe has confirmed that the temperatures near the
surface during the Martian summers are around 30 degrees F or more.
MGS surface temperatures
Thats plenty warm with the pressures on Mars for any water beneath the dust layer to come up, evaporate and go into the atmosphere. I am just
postulating, but I would bet that within that 5 or 10 feet above the surface where it is warm enough to cause liquid water, that ther may be a layer
below that 10 foot level of breathable atmosphere.
Deaf Alien noticed the "green stuff" in one of the images. That could be small plant life or alge of some sort. MSL will give us more detail of that
when it gets to Mars, that is if it ever gets to Mars. The mission has been delayed until 2011!!!
[edit on 11-12-2008 by RFBurns]