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Offline Conrad

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Mars weather
« on: February 22, 2019, 06:18:57 am »
Did you ever wonder what's going on with the weather on Mars? Wonder no longer thanks to NASA. Now you can access NASA's Mars weather station anytime.

Here's all you ever wanted to know.

https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/
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Re: Mars weather
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2019, 08:47:34 am »
Interesting stuff. Watched the movie "The Martian" again last month. Was wondering about wind enough to blow him a couple hundred yards and almost tip over the rocket but only .7% the pressure of earth's atmosphere. What would the wind speed have to be to blow a man away with only about 1/100 the density of earth's atmosphere?

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Re: Mars weather
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 05:26:40 pm »
Interesting stuff. Watched the movie "The Martian" again last month. Was wondering about wind enough to blow him a couple hundred yards and almost tip over the rocket but only .7% the pressure of earth's atmosphere. What would the wind speed have to be to blow a man away with only about 1/100 the density of earth's atmosphere?
Yeah, the atmospheric density issue was something Andy Weir said he couldn't write a scientific workaround for that part, so he chose to ignore it. LOL. Gotta love his honesty.
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Re: Mars weather
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 09:39:04 pm »
Did you ever wonder what's going on with the weather on Mars?
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Well, no. But it got me to thinking about flying a plane on Mars, so I'll give you that ;)

I'd need at least a 17 mile long runway, probably more.
I'd be doing over 400MPH across the ground before I had enough aerodynamic lift to get the wheels off the ground.
I'd need "pre-heat" as my engine does NOT like -130f temps.
I'd need an alternate source of oxygen to power the engine. A "trace" amount of O2 in the martian atmosphere just won't cut it.

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Re: Mars weather
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 05:25:40 am »
Well, no. But it got me to thinking about flying a plane on Mars, so I'll give you that ;)

I'd need "pre-heat" as my engine does NOT like -130f temps.


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Re: Mars weather
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 11:54:08 am »
Who cares what the weather is there....nobody lives there!
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Re: Mars weather
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 04:14:29 pm »
So what am I.....chopped liver?
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Re: Mars weather
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019, 11:11:07 pm »
That Marvin is a good actor. Movie would have been even better with him instead of Matt Damon.
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Re: Mars weather
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2019, 06:23:46 am »
Who cares what the weather is there....nobody lives there!

Thanks for your input. Typical.
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Re: Mars weather
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2019, 06:25:18 am »
So what am I.....chopped liver?

Nope, pâté.
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Re: Mars weather
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2019, 09:38:01 am »
That Marvin is a good actor. Movie would have been even better with him instead of Matt Damon.


No, no, no, no.   Marvin is from Mars.  He already lives there.  He's working with Rick on a landing strip for his airplane. 
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Re: Mars weather
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2019, 09:38:27 am »
Who cares what the weather is there....nobody lives there!


Yet...
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Re: Mars weather
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2019, 01:01:52 pm »

No, no, no, no.   Marvin is from Mars.  He already lives there.  He's working with Rick on a landing strip for his airplane.
That's why I haven't seen him in anything lately? He's too busy for Hollywood foolishness.
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Re: Mars weather
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2019, 02:14:50 pm »
Thanks for your input. Typical.

Pot, meet kettle.

Why the hate?
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Re: Mars weather
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2019, 06:32:52 am »
Pot, meet kettle.

Why the hate?

Hate? What hate? I don't hate you man, but I do dislike you less than I do your hero.    ;)
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