posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 06:42 AM
reply to post by christianUFOilluminati
....the polar ice caps on mars are receeding....
That is NORMAL, and seasonal! On Mars. Has been observed for centuries. Mars has an axial tilt, relative to the plane of its orbit (like the Earth)
and, thus, has seasons similar to Earth's. A Martian "year" is roughly two Earth years, so the "seasons" last twice as long.
But, don't take my word for it:
Like Earth, Mars has seasons that cause its polar caps to wax and wane. "It's late spring at the south pole of Mars," says planetary scientist
Dave Smith of the Goddard Space Flight Center. "The polar cap is receding because the springtime sun is shining on it."
So, you see...this "Chicken Little" thread is loaded with misinformation.
... and the moons on jupiter wich are a made mainly on ice are melting ...
Because, there IS this story, about Jupiter's moon Ganymede
(although, happened billions of years ago):
Asteroid and comet bombardment melted
one of Jupiter's moons
Another factor that can influence occasional "melting" is the tidal force, interacting on the moons as they orbit.
One more thing: About this thread, and its outrageous (exaggerated) claims:
People need to realize the immense distances from the Sun, of the outer planets. In order to remove the Sun as the "culprit"....WE are much, much
closer, aren't we?
What happens when you sit very close to a campfire, compared to being very far away? AND, when you make that fire burn hotter, who gets MORE heat?
The person closest, or farthest away???