Atlantis Arisen
July 06, 2022, 01:47:58 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Welcome to Atlantis Arisen
 
  Home Help Search Arcade Links Staff List Login Register  

Atmosphere of Mars

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Atmosphere of Mars  (Read 413 times)
Victoria Liss
Administrator
Atlantean Hero
*****
Posts: 124



View Profile
« on: November 08, 2010, 01:30:05 pm »

[edit] Carbon dioxide
The main component of the atmosphere of Mars is carbon dioxide (CO2). During the Martian winter the poles are in continual darkness and the surface gets so cold that as much as 25% of the atmospheric CO2 condenses at the polar caps into solid CO2 ice (dry ice). When the poles are again exposed to sunlight during the Martian summer, the CO2 ice sublimes back into the atmosphere. This process leads to a significant annual variation in the atmospheric pressure and atmospheric composition around the Martian poles.

Report Spam   Logged


Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy