posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 06:39 PM
reply to post by Phage
Correct but the temperature on mars is so cold that water vapour would be most unlikely though not impossible and the clouds are most likely carbon
dioxide though most cloud's on mars are actually dust as mars despite the tenuous atmosphere can raise some pretty ferocious dust storm's as we
It has alway's interested me though if any water clouds formed then it would indicate that the temperature sometimes climbed high enough for enough
evaporation to occur to provide sufficiant amounts that would allow the formation of atmospheric water vapour, now this could indicate ongoing
geological activity but we have no evidence and the most likely place for such clouds would be in the denser atmosphere of the valles marinares, as
far as I know non have yet been seen there.
Some researchers at MIT found that the only way to recreate martian clouds was at nearly double the humidity of earth's atmosphere, here is a page on
it, knowing you Phage you can likely dig up the actual paper.
There is a glaring anomoly every one, nearly double the humidity (though localized vortex and atmospheric compression may explain) on a frozen
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