To successfully colonize Mars you need to know; how to get there, who would go, and how to survive once you’re there. A lot of people think since Mars is much farther than the Moon that is would take a bigger spaceship to get there but this is not true. Researchers say that Mars can be reached with a small spaceship, like the one that took astronauts to the Moon, which would be launched directly to Mars (Zubrin). “According to Mars One’s mission plan, it will begin sending up unmanned craft by 2018, to establish a base and communications center, followed in 2022 by unmanned craft with settler supplies and also robots to begin assembling water and oxygen processing equipment” (Jordan). This process will then be repeated once the first crew reaches the Red Planet in 2025 (Jordan).
Continuing changes is an accomplishment in modern American technology and it gives the world a step forward in finding the real truth about existing life on Mars. Hurtling in from space some 16 million years ago, a giant asteroid slammed into the surface of Mars and exploded with more power than a million hydrogen bombs. This caused huge quantities of rock and soil to fly into the thin Mars’ atmosphere. While most of the rocks fell back to the surface, some of the debris, fired upward by the blast at high velocities, escaped the weak tug of Mars’ gravity and entered into orbits of their own around the sun. Scientists believe that the earth’s gravity caught some of the debris and pulled it into the earth.
We have also learned a lot about Mars’ make up from information gathered on missions. The United States launched Mariner 4 in 1964 and Mariners 6 and 7 in 1969, and these missions did not find life on Mars. All three of these missions were fly-bys. Mariner 4 took the first close Freedman 2 up shots of Mars. Mariners 6 and 7 analyzed the surface and atmosphere of Mars.
The temperature on Mars is colder than Earth because it is farther away from the sun. Th... ... middle of paper ... ...mperatures and climates on Mars, the possibility of people reaching the planet and surviving, is realistic according to scientist. Mars One, a community of scientist who believe in this reality, has already begun to collect applications for those willing to take a one-way trip to Mars. They plan to start making these trips in 2024 (Human Settlement on Mars). It may not seem realistic to be able to start human settlement on Mars in just ten years, but it is possible.
We flew to the moon in 1969, but now we have the power to fly to Mars. In the near future, Terraforming Mars will not just be a science fictional idea. It could actually be done. It is a long process to do, but it can be done. Imagine the power of technology hundreds of years from now.
Rover Opportunity is the part of the Mars Exploration Program, a science-driven program that tries to understand whether Mars was, is, or can be a habitable world. To find out the answers, we need to analyze geologic, climatic and other processes. We need to understand how these processes worked to shape Mars and how they work today. Rover Opportunity has four main goals: determine if life ever existed on Mars, characterize the climate, characterize the geology and prepare for human exploration of Mars. To follow important goal whether life ever existed on Mars, scientist have developed a strategy called “Follow the Water”.
These three main space rocks aren’t just anything floating in space. Comets may seem unusual, but are made from things that are found on Earth and meteors may also have contributed to the formation of Earth since they contain rocks. That’s why meteors and comets could contain the hidden meaning to the creation of our universe and planet. Comets, meteors, and asteroids are very interesting rocks to have in our solar system that we are able to know about. The wonders of these space rocks are yet to be completely discovered and hopefully we will get to see these fascinating rocks some time in our lives.
Terraforming Mars is a very difficult and time consuming process that will play out over time. The definition of terraforming is “the theoretical process of deliberately modifying its atmosphere, temperature, surface topography, or ecology to be similar to the biosphere of Earth.” (wikipedia.com) In much simpler terms, it mean to make like Earth. If I were to terraform Mars, I would use the 1000 year plan because it simply seems to be the most logical and reasonable. There would be fuel available for human use on Mars. An automated system to manufacture fuel on the surface of Mars would be included in the initial payload.
Martian meteorites that have landed on Earth contain evidence that justifies the presence of life in space. First, we are certain these meteorites are in fact from Mars from measuring and matching their noble gas ratios to that of Mars (McKay et al. 1996). Findings within the Allan Hills (ALH84001) meteorite by a team of NASA researchers ignited immense interest in the subject of martian life in 1996. The team discovered polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) as well as globules of carbonate a... ... middle of paper ... ...rites to the atmosphere of Mars.