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(Fox News)   Turns out Mars is warmer in winter than most of Canada. Scientists still puzzled by discovery of life in Canada   (foxnews.com) divider line 29
    More: Interesting, habitability, Mars Science Laboratory, El Centro, weather stations, solar heating, dry ices, Mars Time, atmospheric pressure  
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2012-10-02 03:15:28 PM
8 votes:
If everyone on this planet fought for scientific advancement

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We could make this happen. Solving problems and seizing opportunities.


/but instead, we are much better at fighting each other. Tribal warfare is what we have to break free from before we become anything as a species.
2012-10-02 02:37:38 PM
3 votes:
Above freezing during the daytime on Mars is impressive, but

Air temperatures drop dramatically after the sun goes down, plunging as low as minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 70 Celsius) just before dawn, scientists said.

I'm still not moving there yet.
2012-10-02 05:24:40 PM
1 votes:
Almost everyone in Canada (everyone worth talking about) lives in a narrow band just north of the US border. The population density is the really cold parts is low. Really, really, REALLY low in much of it.

And you Americans are aware that Alaska is cold, right?
2012-10-02 04:18:20 PM
1 votes:

Mimic_Octopus: Isuldirs: I live in Vancouver. One of the best cities (if not THE best) in the world and is quite warm in comparisons to the rest of the country and the north east parts of America.


/Now the rain....
//Loves the rain

rain is something one deals with. you love it ? do you somehow live a life that does not involve leaving your house early for work, walking a dog, driving a car, playing outdoor sports, going to stores and carrying items outside, looking at women in bathing suits in the sun, wearing shorts or short sleeved shirts, etc ?


I grew up in Vancouver and of course you still get out and do things. And you do enjoy some aspects of the rain itself -- very fresh air, sound of the rain, etc.

However, two years ago I moved to California for work and I have to admit that I could never go back to Vancouver. The clincher is having kids and doing outdoor activities with them. In Vancouver, by the time my daughter was 7 her birthday had been rained out three years and her birthday is in middle of August! You basically cannot plan on any outdoor activity in advance in Vancouver, except possibly in September. Our wedding was hailed on, our Easter Egg hunts always sprinkled on, our camping trips always rained on, hunting trips always snowed on, half of Halloweens are rainy, etc.

In particular having your kids in sports sucks in Vancouver. In California, my daughter's soccer practices are invariably on balmy evenings, baseball is never rained out, etc. No more huddling under shelters, no more kids with frozen fingers, no more mud in your truck.

We are able to go for a hike every weekend. And so on.

Commuting is SO much more pleasant without the rain. No more commuting home in the dark, hydroplaning on HWY 1 or Lougheed Highway.

We had a big property in Vancouver, but could never enjoy it. BBQs were rained out, even if it was sunny the ground was soggy from rain the night before, etc.

Anyway, my point is that if you grow up in Vancouver you think it is normal to have rain all the time, but you really don't know what you're missing. As an adult, you can sort of power through the rain, but once you have a family you are missing out a LOT.

And I am someone who self-professed to LOVE the rain all my life.
2012-10-02 04:08:12 PM
1 votes:
Air temperatures drop dramatically after the sun goes down, plunging as low as minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit just before dawn, scientists said.

So really not puzzling for a superdesert.
2012-10-02 03:58:02 PM
1 votes:

Mimic_Octopus: hdhale: Stephen_Falken: Mimic_Octopus
4chan killed Faux News comments in May. It was pretty damn funny.

Because removing alternate points of view through cyber bullying is always funny...so long as it is done to the "correct" people. *sigh*

Back on topic, has anyone considered that higher temps here and higher than expected temps on Mars are somehow connected? You know, big ball of mostly hydrogen that Earth and Mars orbit around putting out more energy than usual could explain a lot.

dont tell them that soon (not on a day to day scale, but) the sun will encompass both our and mars' orbits...


Indeed one day long after we're gone the Sun will enter its red giant phase as it starts burning helium and it will expand past Earth's orbit (not sure about Mars).

But fluctuations in the output of the Sun have been noted previously, as have changes in the Earth's orbit. Not enough to go full moonbat over, but enough that southern Greenland becomes a whole lot more like northern Scotland. We know this because Viking settlements in Greenland over a 1000 years ago were capable of raising sheep for food and raising crops that cannot now grow there (at least for the moment...). All that without massive increases in CO2 levels.

We'll need a whole lot more data, but Mars could well be going through a warming phase that will make it significantly easier to live there, much as the Vikings found Greenland not too shabby 1000 years ago (BYOA - bring your own air).
2012-10-02 03:38:44 PM
1 votes:

ObscureNameHere: We do to have life! We even have it living in..,SUBDIVISIONS!

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*choom**choom* *cha-choom* *cha-choom*
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(pwack-a-smacka)
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(pwack-a-smacka)
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(pwack-a-smacka)
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*CHOOOM-CHOOOM* (smack!)
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*Bwwweeeeeeeeee-oooooo-eeeeee*

"Sprawling on the fringes of the city,
In geometric order....."


I dunno what the fark that has to do with the article but it was awesome. Had to throw the song on to confirm your badassery sir. (or madame)
2012-10-02 03:37:05 PM
1 votes:
Well, life is going to suck big time in Canada without hockey this year.

Curling anyone?
2012-10-02 03:36:41 PM
1 votes:
Well, if we find oil in Mars, given it needs organic life for that.
2012-10-02 03:34:19 PM
1 votes:

fireclown: ObscureNameHere: (pwack-a-smacka)

That is my word of the day.


Go with my blessings. The Rhythm of Peart upon you.
2012-10-02 03:32:17 PM
1 votes:

ltdanman44: If everyone on this planet fought for scientific advancement

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We could make this happen. Solving problems and seizing opportunities.


/but instead, we are much better at fighting each other. Tribal warfare is what we have to break free from before we become anything as a species.


It wouldn't be Tahiti in terms of temp, but yeah...100% correct. Of course a manned space program with like...you know...manned space craft would be a good start.
2012-10-02 03:31:07 PM
1 votes:
Mimic_Octopus
4chan killed Faux News comments in May. It was pretty damn funny.
2012-10-02 03:26:45 PM
1 votes:
No hockey this year, it's really going to be a bad winter in O Canada.
2012-10-02 03:03:21 PM
1 votes:

thewulf: It surprises me too, and I live here.

Who the hell thought settling here was a good idea?


People who were fed up with starving in Europe, and noticed all the plump beaver lying around.
2012-10-02 02:50:40 PM
1 votes:
Temperature was never a barrier to sending humans to Mars. Atmospheric pressure (there isn't much) and very little water is the problem.
2012-10-02 02:45:16 PM
1 votes:
Life, yes; intelligent life .....eeeeehhhhh...
2012-10-02 02:44:27 PM
1 votes:

thewulf: It surprises me too, and I live here.

Who the hell thought settling here was a good idea?


Like always, booze.

A former river pilot, John (Jack) Deighton, set up a small (24' x 12') saloon on the beach about a mile west of the sawmill in 1867 where mill property and its "dry" policies ended. His place was popular and a well-worn trail between the mill and saloon was soon established - this is today's Alexander Street. Deighton's nickname, Gassy Jack, came about because he was known as quite the talker, or "gassy". A number of men began living near the saloon and the "settlement" quickly became known as Gassy's Town, which was quickly shortened to "Gastown". In 1870, the colonial government of British Columbia took notice of the growing settlement and sent a surveyor to lay out an official townsite named Granville, in honour of the British Colonial Secretary, Lord Granville, though it was still popularly known as Gastown (which is the name still current for that part of the city).
2012-10-02 02:43:08 PM
1 votes:
I live in Vancouver. One of the best cities (if not THE best) in the world and is quite warm in comparisons to the rest of the country and the north east parts of America.


/Now the rain....
//Loves the rain
2012-10-02 02:42:22 PM
1 votes:

jonny_q: It was much colder until we sent a big SUV up there to start driving around.


Oooohhh, you're *GOOD*.
2012-10-02 02:42:04 PM
1 votes:
I'm guessing it's because of Tim Hortons.
2012-10-02 02:41:43 PM
1 votes:

thewulf: It surprises me too, and I live here.

Who the hell thought settling here was a good idea?


Well, it ain't the kind of place to raise your kids, in fact it's cold as Hell.
2012-10-02 02:40:32 PM
1 votes:

thewulf: It surprises me too, and I live here.

Who the hell thought settling here was a good idea?


This is my second waking thought in the morning between December and March.

The first one is generally surprise at waking up at all.
2012-10-02 02:40:03 PM
1 votes:
It was much colder until we sent a big SUV up there to start driving around.
2012-10-02 02:39:29 PM
1 votes:

SlothB77: Above freezing during the daytime on Mars is impressive, but

Air temperatures drop dramatically after the sun goes down, plunging as low as minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 70 Celsius) just before dawn, scientists said.

I'm still not moving there yet.


There's a few more barriers than just "being able to walk outside in a warm jacket", such as "without an individual air supply"
2012-10-02 02:39:17 PM
1 votes:
See? Other planets get warm too. The global warming oops, I mean "climate change" lie is falling apart wherever we look.
2012-10-02 02:36:23 PM
1 votes:
Life in Canada? I guess it depends on how broad your definition of "life" is I guess...
2012-10-02 02:35:30 PM
1 votes:
Please don't talk about Canadian Winter. It will come soon enough. Allow us a little bit of fall. Still hope to take the top off my Jeep at least one more time without having to wear a parka.
2012-10-02 02:35:24 PM
1 votes:
It surprises me too, and I live here.

Who the hell thought settling here was a good idea?
2012-10-02 02:34:53 PM
1 votes:
It's global warming. I blame Bush.
 
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