Mercury And Its Effects On The Earth

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As humans continue to live on Earth the climate is changing which is melting the Polar Ice Caps along with rising sea levels. Due to these changes to Earths Climate over the next millennia Earths lands may disappear and be taken over completely by the ocean. The human population is also constantly increasing and we need more space to survive. What can we do to survive? Where can we go? This film Deadliest Planets on YouTube will help us to explore our options. This video looks at 6 other Planets that may or may not be possibilities of sustaining life. The first planet was Mercury. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and one day on mercury lasts up to 58 days on Earth due to its slow rotation. There is one positive aspect of Mercury,…show more content…
There were no tree ferns or any plants at all. Venus was covered in dry desert with Volcanoes. This planet would not be able to sustain human life. There are a few other reasons why Venus cannot sustain human life. One of them is because of a huge cloud that surrounds Venus. This cloud is made up of corrosive acid, which is due to the sulfur from volcanic eruptions on Venus. The second reason is because the atmosphere pressure on Venus is also ninety times stronger than it is on earth, which is strong enough to crush a car. The third and final reason we would not be able to live on Venus is because the atmosphere of Venus is nearly all Carbon Dioxide, which makes the temperatures over nine hundred degrees Fahrenheit. The next planet the video looked at was Mars. Mars does have a chance that it may be able to sustain human life. Mars is the one planet that most resembles planet Earth. A day on Mars is almost the same length as a day on Earth. Mars also resembles Earth because it has deserts, mountains, and canyons. There has also been a recent discovery of water on Mars underneath the surface. However, there are disadvantages to Mars. Mars has no magnetic field, so therefore solar radiation can get to the surface. Radiation is a huge problem for trying to sustain life on Mars; it will kill people and destroy their DNA. Currently, Scientists are
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