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No. They are cirrus clouds. Water ice.
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 know.
Surface temperatures at the equator reach the upper 20s C. But due to the low atmospheric pressure, exposed liquid water would evaporate (boil, actually) very quickly and water ice sublimates without melting. There is water vapor in the Martian atmosphere. Mostly in the upper atmosphere.
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
Why is it an anomaly? Water evaporates at low temperatures under very low pressures.
There is a glaring anomoly every one, nearly double the humidity (though localized vortex and atmospheric compression may explain) on a frozen world.
Aren't clouds formed from water evaporating from the surface? Does Mars indeed have liquid water that evaporates and forms clouds?
reply to post by Bilk22
Those aren't clouds. That is the slope of Sharp in the background.
But Mars has clouds. Why do you think it doesn't? Not all the time, but it happens.
www.redorbit.com...edit on 1/28/2014 by Phage because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Arken
It looks like we are never going to get the truth from nasa,cut their mars funding i say. I would rather have 1 ultra definition pic than the 1000s pointless blurs they release. What is the point? Oh i forgot they use the same old cameras because thats what they are used to working with -yeah right.
reply to post by jeep3r
As I said, Photoshop work at full power at Mike Malin's hut, recently....
From Sol 515
Another FAKE Dune like the "wooden leg "of my uncle!
Something don't match....!!! It's not the sun position, but Totally different "ROCKS".
Compare: Sol 524
And Sol 522