Planet Mars has been the subject of debate for centuries, but it wasn’t until recently that we were able to confirm its existence.
We now know more about Mars than ever before, thanks to technology that allows us to create detailed maps of the surface and produce 3D images of the planet.
Much of what we know about Mars is thanks to NASA’s exploratory missions in the 1970s, which allowed for unprecedented discoveries in planetary science.
What is it like to walk on Mars? How is the water on Mars different from Earth’s water? What are the seasons on Mars? Is there life on Mars? These are just a few of the many questions people want to answer about planet Mars. However, many of these questions still need more research and data before we can answer them.
We know little to nothing about what it’s like to walk on Mars. We can’t even be sure that there is liquid water on the planet’s surface. In fact, it’s possible that the planet has a cold and dry climate.
Mars Exploration in the Contemporary Era
Several countries, including India and the United States, are collaborating on a Mars expedition to investigate the Red Planet’s habitability and look for signs of existence.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) successfully landed its Perseverance rover in the Jezero Crater earlier this month, which has been identified as an ancient lakebed that emerged billions of years ago.
The crater was filled with water to create a deep lake, which dried up as the planet’s atmosphere changed, according to Nasa’s Mars exploration program.
The Perseverance rover will investigate the ancient lake bed’s rocks and return samples in upcoming flights. Humans want to know if life once flourished on Mars, despite being too cold and dry for life to survive there today. How does Mars compare with Earth?
The Earth’s atmosphere is mainly nitrogen and oxygen, while the Martian atmosphere is mostly carbon dioxide. Earth has only one moon, a celestial satellite that revolves around the sun, while Mars has two small moons, Phobos and Deimos.
Basic Difference between these planets
|Diameter||93 million miles||142 million miles|
|Length of Day||23 hours 56 minutes||24 hours 37 minutes|
|Average speed in orbiting Sun||93 million miles||142 million miles|
|Length of Year||365.25 days||687 Earth days|
|Tilt of Axis||23.5 degrees||25 degrees|
Scientists know a lot about the atmosphere of Mars. They know that the atmosphere is mostly carbon dioxide, and they know that it is very thin. It is estimated to be around 1/100th the pressure of Earth’s atmosphere, and scientists do not think there has been any liquid water on Mars for billions of years.
There is evidence that Mars once had a wide, warm ocean of water. Changes in the planet’s orbit could have caused this ocean.