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Finally something qualifying more as a legit frigid desert.

(Feb 20, 2019 08:46 PM)C C Wrote: Finally something qualifying more as a legit frigid desert.

That's what it is.

The air's pretty thin too. (Calling it "air" is a stretch, since it doesn't have much oxygen.) But just in terms of pressure, it's only about 700-750 pascals, while Earth's average air pressure is about 100,000 pascals. So less than 1%.

Given the thin air and the low temperatures, Elon's Mars colonists are going to have to wear heated pressure suits like light space suits whenever they step outside.

Just in terms of scenery, I guess that you will like Mars if you like the American desert southwest. (Or the Sahara, or the more barren bits of the Australian outback.) I'm a desert-rat kind of guy, having spent lots of time in Nevada (home of America's national supply of nothing).

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