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17.12.2003

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As it was established astronomers, it appears, on Mars at the present time there are active climate change.
After analyzing the data obtained from the survey of the spacecraft "2001 Mars Odyssey", scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA) found that on the Red Planet at the moment the ice age ends, and behind him is coming era of global warming.
After spending more than a year on the low Mars orbit, "Odyssey" transmitted to Earth as a unique information about seasonal changes on the planet, and on a broader climate processes. According to the characteristics of neutrons flying to Mars, American scientists were trying to determine the presence on the surface of the water and came to a startling conclusion: in some equatorial regions of Mars ice has disappeared, and some because of its large accumulation process is slower. In addition, the researchers analyzed the gamma radiation coming from Mars, and found that at a depth of half a meter from the surface of the planet lies a few layers of ice, which are very different in composition. The top layer of soil is completely free of ice under it in the voids between soil particles are ice formations, and below that is the layer of the richest on the content of water ice — from 60 to 100 percent. From this "marsovedy" and have suggested that Mars is experiencing an era of rapid climate change. The bottom layer of ice, apparently formed during the ice age, and the upper layers of melted during the onset of warm era.
Scientists suspect that in the distant past (perhaps a billion years ago), on Mars there was another, much more mild climate. This is indicated by calculations based on the following assumption: before becoming modern, "dokislorodnoy" Martian atmosphere was originally hydrogen, ammonia and then, in the future it will inevitably become like our earth.
Russian scientists believe the hypothesis American counterparts quite reasonable. "Global climate change on Mars, of course, occur, — the director of the Institute of Applied Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrei Finkelstein — but what scenario they develop, just to be seen. If today we do not fully know what's going on with the climate we have at hand, what can we say about the other world. "

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