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Ice climbing on Mars!


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kevin neville · · Oconomowoc WI · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 15

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6372/199

 Dundas et al. used data from two orbiting spacecraft to examine eight locations where erosion has occurred. This revealed cliffs composed mostly of water ice, which is slowly sublimating as it is exposed to the atmosphere. The ice sheets extend from just below the surface to a depth of 100 meters or more and appear to contain distinct layers, which could preserve a record of Mars' past climate.

No word on how steep the escarpments are, maybe only WI2 or whatever. But 100 meters or more, that's multipitch.

B Owens · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 60
kevin neville wrote:

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6372/199

No word on how steep the escarpments are, maybe only WI2 or whatever. But 100 meters or more, that's multipitch.

What's the gravity on Mars?  I'm sure that affects the grade. 

Auden Alsop · · Baltimore, MD · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 0

About a third of the Earth's, at 3.711 m/s^2. Probably a bit easier than on earth. WI1?

Roy Suggett · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 7,236

Bummer to nick your suit with your tool or front points.  Your ganna die w/o falling or freezing.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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