Mars

We should be a little scared of what’s happening to our planet Earth. The elements of destruction prevail constantly and it comes together with sadness, departure and loss of lives, loved ones and belongings. Besides that, the human population is also growing larger and larger every single day. Could Earth support the ever growing number of Homo sapiens?

Therefore, the search for a new planet that could support life has begun decades ago. One of the most possible locations that resemble Earth is Mars. As a whole, the planet appears to be reddish due to the presence of iron (III) oxide. When NASA did an experiment using the Phoenix Lander, they took some Martian soil back to Earth. Tests shown that the soil in Mars is slightly alkaline which actually favours the growth of plants.

Nonetheless, water cannot exist in Mars due to the low atmospheric pressure which is the basis of the existence and origin of life. Without water, life simply could not exist. However, all hopes are not lost because scientists speculate that large quantities of water are said to be trapped underneath Mar’s thick cryosphere. Alternatively, the polar ice caps when melted completely could immerse Mars to a depth of 11 metres of water.

The seasons in Mars are also similar to Earth as the tilt of the two planets’ rotational axis is almost the same. Nevertheless, the seasons on Mars are twice longer than the seasons on Earth which means summer is twice longer but winter is also twice longer. Well there are pros and cons towards everything. One day in Mars is equal to 24 hours 39 minutes and 35.244 seconds which is slightly longer than an Earth day. One Martian year is equal to 1 year 320 days and 18.2 hours. So for those Homo sapiens keeps complaining about the lack of time to complete tasks in Earth, have you ever considered living in Mars?

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