Virtual Flight Over Ice Filled Crater – on Mars

July 8, 2020

If we melt Greenland, there’s always Mars.


An animation based on images taken by the ESA’s Mars Express showcases the 82-kilometre-wide Korolev Crater on Mars. Located in the northern lowlands of the Red Planet, south of the large Olympia Undae dune field that partly surrounds Mars’ north polar cap, this well-preserved impact crater is filled with water ice all year round. The crater’s floor lies two kilometres below its rim, enclosing a 1.8 km thick domed deposit that represents a large reservoir of non-polar ice on Mars.

4 Responses to “Virtual Flight Over Ice Filled Crater – on Mars”

  1. Gingerbaker Says:

    I, for one, would happily pay extra for a Scotch on the rocks if the rocks were ice from Mars.

    And to think that there are those who pooh-pooh Elon Musk’s planned Mars missions! Such wet blankets!!

  2. dumboldguy Says:

    Only one who is so moronically obsessed with Musk and space flight would even think such a thought—-getting that one ice cube would probably cost more than all the scotch ever brewed on the planet.

    May I suggest that we ban the topic of Mars from Crock except for talking about the degree to which it it eats up $$$$ and resources and interest that we should be spending on more important goals?

    Sorry, all you Buzz Lightyears out there—–time to grow up.

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      We spend hundreds of times that money on very important goals like running sports leagues and advertising skin lotion.

  3. Gingerbaker Says:

    Out of sentiment for your position, I would be willing to make it a double but hold the second ice cube.

    Never let it be said that Gingerbaker is not willing to do his part for the greater good.

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