Want to go ice-skating? What about heading to Mars? This may be a joke now but a latest picture from Mars will make you wish it was true. A crater near the Noth Pole in Mars- the Korolev Crater is filled with a mound of water ice. The ice sheet is about 60 kilometres across and about 2 kilometres thick. The ice sheet in Mars stays and doesn't melt even during the six-month-long northern summer on Mars. It is said that the crater traps a layer of cold air that prevents ice from melting. Elon Musk Sent Aliens on Mars According to Famous UFO Hunter? View Pic of Alien Bots Captured by Curiosity Rover.
According to media reports, the image is based on five image strips captured by the High-Resolution Stereo Camera on board the European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft. This spacecraft has been in orbit around Mars since 2003. The strips have been processed in a way to show how the crater may look like with naked eyes.
Take a look at the picture of the ice-filled crater in Mars.
— ESA (@esa) December 20, 2018
Here are the reactions from people in a festive mood.
Feels are the same.
— Lucy Hannaford (@LucyHannaford1) December 20, 2018
Nice big ice skating rink.
— Christopher Allan (@CDAXY) December 20, 2018
How I wish!
Sweet. Ice skating on Mars! Think of the leaps and quadruple triple salchows or whatever! They could get a lot of lift.
— 11CatsAgainstNazis&1ConfusedKitteh (@landis_melinda) December 20, 2018
I need a ticket to Mars!!!
Oh yeah! On Mars you only weigh 38% as much as you do on Earth. You could really jump and twirl.
— Chris Hogan (@Hogan698) December 20, 2018
Why is no rover targeting one of these locations? Look at all that water ice. You think this would be the first place we'd land on Mars. https://t.co/92W6gO2Itf
— Jonathan O’Callaghan (@Astro_Jonny) December 20, 2018
We absolutely agree that the picture is tempting enough to make us want to go to Mars right away! What are your thoughts?