Rainfall on Mars

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nimbletoes

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Don't know whether this is the right forum for discussion of rainfall on Mars, but I guess 'forces of nature' will suffice;

Anyway, I was wondering how when we eventually get around to terraforming Mars, how the rain will behave? I'm assuming (possibly correctly) that it will fall much more slowly than on Earth, because it's dealing with only 1/3 the gravity?
 
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MeteorWayne

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Well, at this point, there is no chance of rain falling on Mars. And since terraforming Mars is pretty much a fool's errand it's extremely unlikely that condistions for rain could be sustained long enough for it to actually occur.

Right now, there is a small chance that snow made it to the ground...but rain? That's real stretch.
 
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Shpaget

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Gravity might be weaker, but terminal speed is also affected by atmosphere density, so if it's thin objects (rain) could actually fall much faster.
 
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vladdrac

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Why terraform Mars when you can build you're own planet :mrgreen:
 
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