What Is Winter Like on Mars and How Low Do Temperatures Get On the Planet Mars During the Winter Season?

During winter in the southern hemisphere on Mars, the polar ice cap grows to cover almost one-quarter of the planet.

At the same time, during summer in the northern hemisphere, the northern ice cap is shrinking.

Temperatures on Mars can reach as low as –190°F (-123°C).

Sometimes a frost consisting of water and dust covers the surface.

While there are thin clouds in Mars’s atmosphere, there is not enough water vapor for precipitation.

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