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Mars

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Leo Chow

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Transcript of Mars

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
Mars
Mars Facts
-Mars used to have water and is known as the red planet.
- Mar's has two unusual looking moons named Phobos and Deimos
- Named after the Roman god of war
-Its reddish appearance is caused by iron oxide
-Olympus Mons, the highest known mountain in the Solar System is on it
-Approximately half the radius of Earth.
-The surface of Mars appears to be composed primarily of basalt
-Like, due to the similar tilts of the two planets' rotational axes
-Axial tilt is 25.19 degrees
Mars is the Best!
Mars is the best shot so far. It has water in the form of ice at the poles, and, though it has no atmosphere, we can "crack" water to get oxygen and make our own atmosphere inside protective pressure domes. We'd have a few problems with radiation and the winds of Mars, but as regards a new place to set up shop, it's the most doable.
The Two moons on Mars
Why is Mars Red?
How Mars can be safe to live on
Water has been found on Mars and the best chance of harvesting that water would be from underground sources, underground colonies would be closer to resources needed for building a self sustaining settlement on Mars, minerals & water from underground sources would be closer to the people living on Mars.
This is Mars
Mars' surface has a large proportion of iron oxide, more commonly known as rust. This compound's properties result in it emitting light mainly in the orange-red part of the visible spectrum, giving the entire planet its famous red appearance
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