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Thursday, February 20, 2003



Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Snow Gullies.
Snow Gullies.
Credit: AP/NASA/JPL/MSSS
Scientists now say that life on Mars might be found under layers of snow. For three years, scientists have known of long "gullies" on the sides of craters. On Earth, similar gullies form when water runs down the side of a mountain. The top layer of snow is mixed with dust and other impurities, keeping the snow from melting. Just a few centimeters down, however, scientists speculate the snow can melt. If the report is true, the search area for life will be greatly increased. These particular gullies are found in the mid-latitudes of Mars. Special thanks to Jason.

- posted by Alex @ 21:06 EST