Red Planet Heats Up: Ice Age Ending on Mars
Credit: ESA/DLR/FU-Berlin/Ralf Jaumann–
Mars is emerging from an ice age, a finding that could shed light on the past and future climates of both Mars and Earth, researchers said.
The orbit of Mars regularly undergoes changes that greatly affect how much sunlight reaches the planet’s surface, which in turn can strongly alter the Red Planet’s climate. Similar orbital variations called Milankovitch cycles are known to happen on Earth.