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Skiing on Mars? You betcha! | Scoping Ski Lines on the Red Planet

Skiing on Mars? You betcha! | Scoping Ski Lines on the Red Planet

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Skiing on Mars? You betcha! | Scoping Ski Lines on the Red Planet

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The south polar cap of Mars as it appeared to the Mars Global Surveyor on April 17, 2000. The polar cap from left to right is about 260 miles across. (NASA/JPL/MSSS)

Skiing on Mars? You betcha!

We have already reported on skiing on the moon but it seems that skiing on the red planet is possible as well. These images provided by NASA show some of the skiable slopes of Mars.  

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The Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) acquired this image of the Martian north polar cap in early northern summer on March 13, 1999. The light-toned surfaces are residual water ice that remains through the summer season. The nearly circular band of dark material surrounding the cap consists mainly of sand dunes formed and shaped by wind. The north polar cap is roughly 680 miles across. (NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems)

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A close-up of a glacier in the Ismenius Lacus, as seen by HIRISE under NASA’s HiWish program, thought to contain sub-surface ice (NASA, modified by Jim Secosky)

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Star burst channels from carbon dioxide ice, as seen by HiRISE on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)

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The Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) acquired this image of the Martian north polar cap in early northern summer on March 13, 1999. The light-toned surfaces are residual water ice that remains through the summer season. The nearly circular band of dark material surrounding the cap consists mainly of sand dunes formed and shaped by wind. The north polar cap is roughly 680 miles across. (NASA/JPL/MSSS)
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Name : Mike DEiSEL
Link : http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/07/here-are-photos-of-snow-on-mars/278058/
Summary : Skiing on Mars: The Next-Gen shred adventure.

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