The Human Mission To Mars: The Red Planet

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Mars, the red planet, is one amazing planet in our solar system. With advancing technology and experiments, putting boots on Mars will come in the near future. There are still many issues that require us to solve for any human mission to Mars. Mars is unique because of all the similarities it has with Earth and how it may have once harbored life. There is also strong indication that water also flowed through the vast landscape of Mars in the past and that water may still be trapped deep below the soil of Mars. However, we are still in the process of learning about all the spectacular processes that are undergone in Mars, such as water vapor and scientists are current finding solution to detect water vapor and analyzing the various chemicals…show more content…
Water is an important human need and the water that exists on Mars’ surface may likely be pure enough and be suitable for us, however the unknown factor is what types of microbial and chemical structure exist on Martian water. What coincides with water is also the Martian climate. As discussed on the “Mission to Mars” article atmosphere of Mars is thin compared to Earth and therefore liquid water is very rare on its surface and the Martian climate also plays a role to hosting bacteria-like life. Also, from the “Icarus” article water is a crucial indicator of global climate changes on long-time scales and has fundamental links to life forms origin. Thus, from reading these articles, the main objective is to understand processes of water and atmosphere on Mars. This is why the study of water vapor has been the main subject for spacecraft and ground-based observations. Many of the technology or instrument used to analyze water vapor involves some type of spectrometer. There are different types of tools space agency can use to analyze Mars’ water…show more content…
So based on the articles and the experiments that are and have been conducted it will improve our chances of having a manned mission to Mars in the near future where we may utilize whatever resources available to us from Mars and convert it into something that may be of use to us. Thus, from these articles I am able to understand and grasp the knowledge of how important each of these experiments and instruments for our future in exploring
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