posted on Jun, 11 2004 @ 09:18 PM
The surface temp of Mars can get up to 80 degrees F.
AT the equatorial regions.Where the ground can hold the heat.
BUT, thats literally AT the surface...just a few inches above that, it will be
MUCH MUCH colder.. It's a lot like the moon, in a way, where the shadows
will be below zero, but inches away in the sunlight it's DANG HOT.
THere is a little convection in the "air" on Mars to carry some heat around.
So the differences between Shade and Sun, are not as drastic..