Living on Mars! How do we plan to live on Mars The Pros and Cons of living on Mars
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The Colonization of Mars • Mars is the most suitable planet for living organisms in the solar system other than Earth. • It has a thin atmosphere making it able to host humans and other living organisms. • The first and most important step in making Mars habitable is to warm it up, raising the average temperature 35 to 55 degrees. • The next step is turning Mars green and producing a breathable atmosphere, which will be a much longer and more difficult process.
Average Temperature • This graph shows the average temperature of Mars
The Pros • If we would colonize Mars we could have a whole new planet to live on. • Their would be more space for humans to live on. • Once we have food and water we would have more resource to supply humans.
The Cons • It will take over 100,000 years for trees to transform a blue sky. A fully transformed Mars may never be as warm and wet as Earth because it’s too small and too far from the sun. • Much of the new Mars would be an icy world, like summer above the Arctic Circle, with pressure equivalent to a mountain twice the height of Mt. Everest. • It takes an average of 9 months to get to Mars