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  1. Thank you Robin for your very interesting and factual answer. I do get the variations between all the planet's and the composition of the atmospheres of the planet's. Venus is unique, earth is too. Distance from the sun means nothing because Venus is hotter than Mercury. Mars is weird and also unique. Green house gases are not involved here. Mars has massive swings in temperature from day to night. Don't quote it but something like 1 degree C during the daylight hours and very much lower at night. Obvious being so far away from the sun. When the storms hit Mars they can envelope the whole planet so surely that acts as a blanket to trap the heat for weeks. Anyway us there any studies to clarify?
  2. Thank you for the advice. I personally would like to connect a set up to a laptop and have a programme to direct the setup automatically. I recently went to an amateur gathering for public involvement. It was amazing to see so many kids first and foremost. But the sights were amazing. I just hated sharing lol. There were 6 or 7 different setups, from thin simple point and move to the best I thought was maybe a 7" (guess, it was dark) scope which the owner controlled by typing in coordinates. It then moved and focused, to view distant galaxies. Is this expensive? It looked like it was. Anyway I thank
  3. I would love to do this, very interested but think it is expensive hobby. I had a telescope as a young teenager but found it difficult to point it where I wanted sometimes. Tips and views welcome
  4. Possibly even.... Have you ever walked on a beach bare footed. Sore eh! What if the sand/dust in the atmosphere gets enough heat. When it settles, along with the slightly warmer air and surface temps...... You get what I mean. Potentially....
  5. Okay I need to admit I am very amateur when it comes to knowledge of the celestial bodies. I do however believe myself to be intelligent (ish) but more importantly a deep thinker. My question is. Has any studies been done on the temperature difference on the Mars surface when storms envelop the planet for weeks? I can only imagine that it gets hotter! Maybe not beach time hot but possibly enough to thaw water trapped as ice near the surface. Look at Venus for instance, it covered in clouds and is hotter than Mercury!?!?!. So surely weeks of sand storms on Mars would raise the temperature there. Liquid water..... potential life? Like I say I'm just a deep thinker who thinks he's intellengent, no basis behind it other than theory.
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