The planet Mars is a red plant that is found in the Solar System in the Milky Way Galaxy one planets farther from the sun than Earth. The planet Mars has a very thin atmosphere full of primarily carbon dioxide. The surface of Mars is very dusty and rocky because of volcanoes. The geology of Mars is different from Earth in many ways including the amount of volcanoes, mountains, valleys, and internal makeup.
Over the past decade there has been more thought put into space exploration and on the list when deciding where to travel is Mars. Some people believe Mars has a huge pay off with a chance of finding life, valuable resources, and innovations in farming practices and equipment. Although Mars may appear to be a good investment when it comes to space exploration, it is not; travel to Mars involves many high costs, risks, and lack of public support making the mission nearly impossible to complete. To add onto the numerous other problems is the fact that there is no available technology at this time to conduct a manned mission to Mars.
“Could Mars be the home for future generations”? The growing concerns of overcrowding, and global warming leads to the conclusion that humans must start looking for alternative habitats. Mars, also known as “The Red Planet,” is adjacent to Earth, the fourth planet from the sun and thought to have once contained life as recently as 60 years ago. The possibility of inhabiting Mars has intrigued humans for years. Landing people on the planet would be a very encouraging step and establishing a permanent settlement would be a huge achievement for technological and societal progression. The colonization of Mars is a difficult goal that will be accomplished by creating a facility that sustains life, transporting qualified candidates to the planet, and adapting the candidates to the planet
Forming a society on an inhospitable, deserted, and entirely hostile planet was far from being an easy goal. Everyone presented their plan to colonize Mars, but no one had a perfect plan. There was always a spot where a difference was notable, such as the decision of bringing frozen human embryos. The Martian, a movie that was about surviving the Red Planet, also showed notable unique features in the habitat. However, by analyzing the differences of these colonies, combining ideas could have lead to a very efficient colony. Thus, Mars could have been the start of human expansion throughout the solar system.
Soon Mars could become another livable planet with people walking around on it. Earth is being overpopulated fast and Mars could be the solution. Mars has territory that the Earth needs. Once scientists send a few people and learn about mars we can send more people up to Mars. Eventually mars will be just like Earth, with cities, farms and people roaming around. People going up to mars can build us a new planet.
We find mars so fascination because if you know what to look in the sky, the reason why is obvious enough. Mars is visible to the naked eye, and clearly red. It’s also close: our ability to see it so easily prove to the relative nearness of the planet. The world around us now is loaded with references to mars: witness movies with titles like “mission to mars” (2000) and “red Planet: (2000) fact-filled stories or films (about an event or person) like NOVA’s “Can we make it to Mars?” , not to mention numerous science fiction stories like Ray Bradbury’s 1950s “The Martian Records/tells a story” and non-fiction books like “The case for Mars” and (definitely/ as one would expect) “packing for mars” which both explore what it would take to send not just a robotic analog for people/(the kindness of people), but actual living breathing humans. At 1:31 a.m. eastern on Monday, August 6, our fascination with mars continued when the mars science laboratory landed on the red planet. It’s not the first wanderer humans have sent to mars: NASA has been sending robotic (people who represent a government, etc.) since Viking 1 landed in 1976.
Mars is an interesting and mysterious planet. It is often referred to as the Red Planet. The Romans named Mars after the god of war. The rocks, soil, and sky all have a red hue on account of rust. Mars is the fourth planet from the sun at about 141 million miles (228 million kilometers) and the last terrestrial planet from the Sun. Mars follows closely behind Earth but is comparatively smaller, with about half the diameter of Earth (6,794-km) and about one-tenth of Earth s mass (6.419 x 1023 kg). Thus the force of gravity on Mars is about one-third of that on Earth. Mars is probably the planet we know the most about since it is so close to Earth, though what we know now is not even close to everything about the planet. Over
I could Mars in the distance and I was excited to see Mars I have only seen it in photos. Mars is the fourth planet form the sun. Mars is about 142 million miles away from the sun. Mars is 4,220 in diameter so it smaller than Earth. Mars also has two moons and most of the time -81 degrees F.
The quote above gives a quick biography on Mars. Mars is a dry, desert like planet that is between Earth and the Asteroid belt and Jupiter. It is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second closest to Earth (first being Venus). Mars is just over one half the size of Earth and has just over one third of Earth 's gravity, and the surface area on Mars is nearly the same as land area on Earth. It has a very weak magnetic field, so a lot of the Suns radiation gets to the surface. Its atmosphere is less than 1% as dense as Earth’s and 95% of it is carbon dioxide. 1 year on Mars is 687 days and has an average surface temperature of -62 degrees Celsius. But Mars does have its similarities, It travels only 4 miles per second slower around the sun, its tilt is 25 degrees, compared to Earth 's 23.5. 1 day on Mars is just 41 minutes longer than Earths, and Mars’ surface temperature range is the closest in the Solar System to Earth’s. http://www.universetoday.com/22603/mars-compared-to-earth/. But
Mars was just like Earth about four billion years ago. Mars used have a very similar atmosphere and magnetic field until something that is disputed happened around 3.7 billion ago whether that be a huge asteroid hit it, solarwinds destroyed it, or Mars lost it due to its low gravity. The first reason Mars is up for colonization is because Mars has frozen water in its soil. Which means a lot for colonization like the ability to grow plants and a drinking source. Another Reason is Mars lack of extremities. Mars average temperature is -284 degrees in the winter and 84 degrees in the summer their days are also only 40 minutes longer than the Earth's. Even those these temperature seem crazy they are relatively modest compared to other planets in the Universe. The final reason is its location. Mars would take between 39 days to 289 days to reach is relatively close in comparison to the size of the universe (Rau). Mars is now the most looked at the planet for human colonization because of those
Mars a small, reddish planet that is the fourth in order from the Sun and is periodically visible to the naked eye. Mars is the second-smallest planet in the solar system only Mercury is smaller. In comparison to Earth, Mars is about half (53 percent) the size of Earth, but considering Mars is a desert planet, it has the same amount of dry land as Earth. Mars has a diameter of 4, 222 miles (6, 794 km), but from pole to pole the diameter would be 4,196 mile (6,752 km). Also, of course the radius of Mars would be half of the diameter. The circumference of Mars around the equator is approximately 13,000 miles (21, 342 km), but from pole-to-pole Mars is only 13,200 miles (21,144 km) around. This shape is called an oblate spheroid, an oblate
Neil Degrasse Tyson once stated, ¨The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams.”Also, in the article, “Could Humans Actually Live on Mars?,” Laurie Vazquez, the author, writes, “For thousands of years, humans have looked up at the night sky and pondered their place in the cosmos. One little red dot in particular has long held our interest.” Mars, also known as the ¨red planet¨, is the fourth planet from the sun and is composed of rock with a thin, full of CO2, atmosphere. Additionally, to reach Martian land you have to leave Earth every two years because it is faster and safer when Mars is at its closest it can be to us. It takes 300 days on a spacecraft from Earth
Was Mars once a lush forested marshland? Scientists may have finally found evidence of such a theory. This discovery could also place a timeline to aliens on the Red Planet as well. Leaving SpaceX to make contact in 2020. Currently, Mars is a pretty cold and inhospitable place. It looks like Arizona high desert without plant life or other organisms. Researchers have confirmed that Mars sits in the planetary “Habitable Zone.” The Red Planet is on the edge, but it shares this zone for potential life with Earth. Unfortunately, Mars is presently a frozen wasteland. However, Science is amazing and they may have dug up some new dirt about Mars’ past.