Mars warmer than Chicago

During the height (depth?) of last week's Chicago temperature plunge to below zero, I got a link to the Daily Mail from my good friend and brother-in-law Frank from Jacksonville (Fla.) to a story suggesting that we might like to move to Mars.

The story noted that, "The daily high on Mars was 17.6 F, while most of the northern U.S. plunged into the single digits."

The daytime high in the red planet's Gale Crater, as recorded by NASA's curiosity Rover, was 17.6 degrees F - a whopping 11 degrees warmer than the 6-degree high in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 

Temperatures in fourteen states from Washington to Maine reported temperatures colder than Mars, as a brutal blast of Arctic air sweeps the country.

Mars just recently passed its closest orbit to the sun, which partially explains why the temperature was relatively balmy. The Gale Crater is also located in one of the warmest parts of the planet, near the equator.

Ha, ha, very funny, Frank. Get ready for a visit from your brother-in-law.

By the way, some things we might encounter on Mars:

Related: Is one of the images a lost dog? Beagle lander thought lost since 2003 is found on Mars

For information on my award-winning historical novel, "Madness: The War of 1812," visit: http://www.madness1812.com

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  • Thanks, Dennis. This explains a lot!

  • But at night it drops to minus 100 degrees F.

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