Martian Weather Report Cold and Thin Skies

While the atmosphere of Venus is very thick, that of Mars is very thin. It consists of about 95 percent carbon dioxide, 3 percent nitrogen, 2 percent argon, and trace amounts of oxygen, carbon monoxide, and water vapor. While our imaginations might tend to paint Mars as a hot desert planet, it is actually a very cold, very dry, place—some 50 K (on average) colder than the earth.

Section of a geometrically improved, color-enhanced version of a 360-degree pan taken by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder during 3 Martian days in 1997. Note Sojourner rover vehicle and its tracks.

(Image from NASA)

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