Photo: Mars Warming Due to Dust Storms, Study Finds



Mars's southern polar ice cap, seen here in true color, has shrunk in recent years due to planetary warming. A new study has found that temperatures on Mars increased 1.17 degree Fahrenheit (0.65 degree Celsius) between 1975 and 1995, due in part to dust storms that have affected the planet's ability to reflect the sun's rays.

Image courtesy NASA


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