Thursday, July 17, 2008

Relocating to ... Mars?

Could the Red Planet be our next home? If climate change continues at its present pace on both planets, perhaps.

A pair of geology professors has just discovered that Alaska and Mars share some strikingly similar geological formations, caused in both cases by an astonishing number of snow and ice avalanches — caused, in turn, by temperature changes. Global warming is apparently occurring on both worlds, but since the median temperature on Mars is -81 degrees F., we've got a ways to go before our prospective new habitat will be too hot for humans to handle.

So start packing.

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