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NASA rover Curiosity

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FYI: there is another Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity-style) rover platform that will be outfitted with different experiments and should launch to a different Mars location around 2020.

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there absolutely no blue sky there huh.

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Did it find out if the core of the planet is indeed ice?

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there absolutely no blue sky there huh.

Wrong. The main body of the Martian sky runs from reddish to orange during the day, but at sunset & sunrise the sky in the direction of the sun is indeed blueish.

Martian sunset (true colors)
Mars_sunset_PIA00920.jpg

Did it find out if the core of the planet is indeed ice?

The core of Mars is mostly solidified iron and perhaps 15% iron sulfides. At one time it was liquid like Earth's and it had a geomagnetic field, but as its core cooled the field mostly went bye-bye. There is a lot of subsurface ice, both dry ice and frozen water, and of course both of them on the surface of both poles.

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The core of Mars is mostly solidified iron and perhaps 15% iron sulfides. At one time it was liquid like Earth's and it had a geomagnetic field, but as its core cooled the field mostly went bye-bye. There is a lot of subsurface ice, both dry ice and frozen water, and of course both of them on the surface of both poles.

 

I think he was attempting a Total Recall joke..

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