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Finding life on Mars or, failing that, arriving on the red planet and conquering it has been a fascinating and popular desire among the population. Humanity still has the desire to colonize it and the incessant explorations of the red planet have been of great help in finding out what life on Mars would be like. The technological improvements have helped to advance the subject, discovering more interesting characteristics than the previous ones, which makes us get closer and closer to knowing what life on Martian soil would be like.
What would life on Mars be like?
First we must know what are these characteristics that make the red planet so exceptional that, although not so distant from the Earth compared to others, if they are different enough to affect our lifestyle and force us to adapt to a new way of life.
The main point to touch is gravity. Mars has a gravitational system similar to that of mercury, that is, about a third of the Earth’s gravity. The average temperature of the planet Earth is around 17 degrees Celsius, while that of Mars does not exceed -63 degrees Celsius. As you can see, the difference is noticeable, however, the drastic changes in temperature on Mars are quite noticeable, reaching 20 degrees Celsius during their half days near the equator to -125 degrees Celsius near the poles.
The days on the red planet, unlike the Earth, last 25 Earth hours. This also causes a variation in the time duration of a Martian year; while on earth a year lasts 365 days, on Mars it lasts 687 days.
Is it really possible to live on Mars?
The iron oxide recurring to the surface causes that reddish color characteristic of the planet. Its surface is also populated by geographical features, such as impact craters and huge volcanoes. In fact, the largest volcano in the Solar System is found on the red planet. Mount Olympus would be one of the biggest concerns of the next human colony of Mars. Mars.
In addition, the Martian density is only 1% of the Earth’s density and the atmosphere is up to 100 times finer, which would not protect us from solar radiation and would give us much less oxygen.
Everything seems to indicate that it would not even be possible to set foot on Mars, but with the necessary equipment, everything is possible and the scientists assure us that, despite the fact that there is still a lot of data to collect, we already have a solid enough base to be able to recreate what life on Mars would be like.