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The best amazing facts about mars that you never knew!

Laws on Mars - Living on Mars

Article II states, “Outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means.” Which in other words means, that even if you reach Mars, there is no way for you to claim any piece of land or resources, but neither will any government or company. The equivalent of it on Earth, would be International waters.

Weather on Mars - Living on Mars

Mars is an extremely cold planet with an average temperature around minus-80 degrees. Temperatures can dip to minus-225 degrees around the poles. Periods of warmth are brief — highs can reach 70 degrees for a brief time around Noon at the equator in the summer.

Having babies on Mars - Living on Mars

Humans can live on Mars. The problem comes when reproducing. Apart from being a simple physics problem Mars is exposed to high radiation levels that could easily damage a fetus or a child. The human ability to conceive in reduced gravity is not known yet. No one has ever researched on how a fetus might develop on Mars. A woman still hasn’t given birth on Mars or in a shuttle in space or even travelled to space while pregnant. NASA has not permitted this yet.

Power on Mars - Living on Mars

So power on mars is very difficult to accomplish as you may or may not know. Imagine you were on a bright sunny day in summer, in the middle of the equator of mars you would only get about 60% of the sunlight the earth gets. Now this is one problem but the other problem is dust storms as NASA plans to bring very thin and lite solar panels to harvest solar energy, dust storms are a huge issue as they could block out all the sunlight and there would be no more power

Dangers of getting to mars - Living on Mars

We’ve always been thinking about Space and the curiosities of the Universe. There are lots of companies that are trying to send humans to Mars. But not everything there will be perfect as we think. There can be lots of inconveniences before arriving there. One of them can be, actually arriving there, Nasa is working on rockets because the have exploted lots of times sending their robots before arriving to mars, that’s because the atmosphere of Mars is 100 times thinner than the one on earth. 

Can food be stored on Mars? - Living on Mars

Yes, Earth sent processed food to Mars. Vegetables like carrots, cabbage and peppers can be grown with hydroponic techniques which consists in growing them on water. They could also be cultivated in a controlled environment. There are more foods we can eat on Mars like spam, pasta, freeze dried fruit, beef jerky, tortillas and nutella. But for those who like eating nutella with bread it will have to wait because we cant eat bread on Mars. The bread crumbs could cause an accident due to the gravity. Maybe scientists should make crumb free bread. Also soda, liquor, salt and pepper are banned to be eaten in space. There is the option of fertilizing Mars soil but the problem are the gases surround Mars.

transport on mars - Living on Mars

Having transportation on Mars is a important figure when it comes to living on Mars. Let’s start with how to get to the red plant anyway, because what’s transportation if you can’t reach your destination. As you may know an average passenger plane isn’t able to fly into space because of multiple reasons that are unchangeable. “So how are we going to get to mars anyway” well thanks to a good and ambitious person named Richard brandson who founded the very first passenger plane to go to space and this is exactly how we will get to mars.

Seasons on Mars - Living on Mars

Mars does have seasons. There is the already known spring, summer, autumn, winter and two additional ones, perihelion and aphelion. These 6 seasons are caused by Mars and its highly elliptical (egg shaped) orbit.

Changes to the human body on Mars - Living on Mars

First of all we may think that changing from one gravity to another is harder than you think, in Mars there is aproximetely one third of the earth’s gravity, coming back from that gravity can affect your spatial orientation, head-eye and hand-eye coordination, balance, locomotion, and you’re likely to experience motion sickness.

Chemistry on Mars - Living on Mars

Over a year ago, the biggest Mars space exploration vehicle, or rover, yet built was lowered from a rocket-powered ‘sky crane’ into the surface of the red planet. Known to the public as Curiosity, the rover’s proper name is Mars Science Laboratory (MSL). Built by NASA, the rover has the necessary equipment for doing analytical chemistry: a gas chromatograph, a mass spectrometer, a laser-induced breakdown spectrometer and more. But the use of analytical chemistry techniques to learn more about the geological history and potential habitability of Mars has been going on for decades. And whether it’s sending a lab like Curiosityinto space or examining Martian samples on Earth.

Space food - Living on Mars

NASA developed this type of food for the astronauts: In order to further space exploration beyond near-Earth, NASA developed a means to harvest food in zero gravity, with very limited fertile soil and limited water supply. So far, NASA’s advances in providing nourishing and tasty food for astronauts in space have led to many innovations in consumer food preservation, preparation and portability. There is no solid salt or pepper, but there are in a liquid variant. Also, there is no bread for astronauts because of small bites that go flying around after a bite, instead of bread, there are tortillas. Also, the space food is usually hydrated because as there is no gravity affecting, the food just goes flying, so because of that, it’s hydrated to keep all the food together.

Mars and Earth Communication - Living on Mars

All the communication between Mars and Earth goes through satellites. Because of the distance, there is a big delay. Communication signals travel at the speed of light, it can take between 3 and 22 minutes for the information to reach the other end.