Mission to Mars

By: The Lost Boys and Co.

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Whats the purpose of going to Mars?

In us finally landing on Mars we can finally get real human interaction on the planet. This can gut us almost live footage of the surface and see if it could ever be possible to have humans survive for long periods of time, as in for life. Unfortunately anyone that is selected off of the volunteer list and makes it through training will not be able to make it back to Earth once on Mars.

Some sights to see when on Mars

On Mars there are many very cool land marks that have been changing for centuries. There is the largest mountain in the solar system Olympus Mons with a towering height of 78,000 feet. Also there is the impact crater 6 kilometers deep, Hellas Planitia. And finally the canyon system Valles Marineris. This canyon system is 4000 kilometers long a up to 800 kilometers deep.

Day and Night

There are many very interesting differences between the phenomenon of day and night on Earth and Mars. One of which is the fact of Lunar and Solar eclipses. On Mars it is not possible to have a solar eclipse, however lunar eclipses happen almost every night. On Earth a solar eclipse happens only 2.4 times a year and lunar eclipses happen 2-4 times a year. Also days on Mars are 36 minuets longer than Earths, but its years are even longer being 686.2 days when Earths are 365 days.

Phases of the moon on Earth and Mars

When on Earth we have a expected phase patterns, New Moon->Waxing Crescent->1/4 moon->Waxing Gibbous-> 1/2 Moon->Waning Gibbous->Last 1/4 Moon->Waning Cresent. The same is true on Mars however the difference comes in with eclipses. On Earth we can have 2 types of an eclipse, Solar and Lunar. On Mars you can only have a Lunar eclipse and they happen almost daily!

Seasons on Earth and Mars

On Earth we have 4 seasons in total, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. We are not sure how the seasons are on Mars but we can presume that they will be more severe because Mars' axial tilt is at 25 degrees when Earths is at 23.47 degrees.