Mars is generally thought to be a dry lifeless wasteland, however at one point it may have possessed an environment alike Earth's. This theory has provoked scientists to delve deeper; looking for signs of current or past life on Mars. The lack of any vegetation or other visible organisms on mars indicated that the only life that may be found would reside in the dirt of the red planet. Instead of referring to the matter covering the surface of mars as soil it is referred to as dirt; for this matter
By: Amanda Baker
The discovery of Mars is not credited to a single individual, but rather a multitude of astronomers and observers that range from the early Egyptians to the Babylonians, Greeks, and Danish. In the earliest days of Mars observation, all that was known about it was that it appeared to be a fiery red and followed a strange loop in the sky, unlike any other. “The Babylonians studied astronomy as early as 400 BC, and developed advanced methods for predicting astronomical
of the planet Mars we have collected five real life hurdles that could be a threat to sustaining life on a planet other than earth. This group only contains two people. I Josh Watson, and my wife Lesley Watson. We have both teamed up and have done separate research on this topic and combined our information together to compare and contrast.
The first major issue would be Terra forming. Terra forming literally means “Earth Shaping”. To colonize Mars we would need to terra form Mars into a planet
* Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury.
* Distance to Earth: 140,000,000 miles.
* Gravity: 3.711 m/s
* Radius: 2,106 miles
* Surface area: 55.91 million sq. miles
* Moons: Phobos and Deimos
* Mass: 639E21 kg
* Mercury is the smallest and closest to the sun of the eight planets in the Solar System, with an orbital period of about 88 earth days.
* Distance from Sun: 35,980,000 miles
April 9, 2012
When a person thinks of Mars he may think of many wonders. Some dream of traveling Mars while others simply wonders if there is life on Mars. I will talk about both dreaming and life on Mars, but first I would like to talk about the history of Mars.
In 1968, NASA struggled to get the Apollo program back on track in the wake of the devastating launch pad fire on January 27, 1967, that had taken the lives of astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White, and Roger
Mars is not a habitable planet. If it was going to be habitable, there would have to be lots of changes to be made on Mars for anything or anyone to survive. Mars is a very cold place, about -23 degress C. For this reason neither organisms nor humans would be able to survive in this type of temperature. Penguins and polar bears would be able to live there due to the freezing weather. There is a thin atmosphere of carbon dioxide which would make it difficult to survive without being able to
Mars and its Future.
On November 28, 1964, the Mariner 4 spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. After 7 ½ months of flight, Mariner 4 reached the surface of mars and took the first pictures of the Martian planet. Since then we have launched more than 40 spacecrafts to mars, from orbiters that fly by the atmosphere to landers that have been on the surface of Mars (“10 things to know about mars”) . Today we still continue to progressively learn and to explore the
Race to Mars
The race to Mars has many competitors and is a long way from being a reality, but there are many technological advancements being made to get to Mars. The list of companies range from large known aerospace companies to small aerospace companies that have been around for only a short time to nonprofit companies that only want to manage the trip. Even though there is many companies striving to be the first to put a man on mars. They all will have the same hurdles
Unit 2 Assignment 2: New Technology in my Field-Research and Essay
Nanobots on Mars
Nanorobotics on Mars
Ryan Robert Smith
ITT Technical School
Putting such large equipment on other planets is not altogether as we know the Mars rover Curiosity has made some amazing finds in its short time on the Martian surface, suggesting that Mars was once a wet and fertile planet. Although these findings still in their infancy and not fully substantiated it still gives us time for pause wonder
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Mission Location and Description
The current operation is to advance to Mars and colonize. In order to so we must terraform the planet. Currently the planet is a husk of nothingness. On the bright side, ice caps have been discovered a few inches beneath the surface, so water will be available naturally in due time. The soil