Life on Mars

🧐 Are there any other Mars agencies besides Nasa?

Well, the answer is yes, but for that, we have to travel far far to the past and figure out who, and what was the first thing, the pioneer to all matters that have affected Mars!

Jumping on my Time-machine, I will take you back to the 70s when the first Rover has ever touched the surface of Mars… meet Lunokhod. Lunokhod was the first-ever instrument that was launched on Mars for the same mission that all modern Rovers that we have these days. And surprisingly enough Lunokhod was not from Nasa, it was belonging to an old Soviet space program that was built during the cold war.

A picture of the Russian lander.

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#Lo🧐Mars daily facts:

Issue 10: are there Earthquakes on Mars?

The answer is yes. There’re Earthquakes on Mars. That’s why in 2018 NASA launched a robotic lander called Insight to measure and study its deep, complex interior structure. The instrument was manufactured by Lockheed Martin Space Systems and is managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, but most of its scientific body parts were built by European agencies. Insight landed on Mars on the 26th of November 2018, its tasks are to place and move a seismometer, which scans Mars’s seismic activities and provides accurate 3D models of the planet’s interior. The instrument has been active on Mars ever since.

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Minerals on Mars

Did you know? There’re minerals on Mars (copper, chromium, iron, nickel,…)! Yes, there’re real minerals, because as you have known, Mars has volcanoes (as mentioned in issue 3) so that means there was magma on this planet as well. Magma flows deep beneath the surface, when it moves and it’s hot, many elements that are essential to creating minerals are also free to move. And as the cooling process begins, these elements will start to freeze and bind with each other to form chemical compounds or minerals.

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🧐Are There Lives on Mars?

The answer lies in both yes and no. Yes, we did find that there were lives on Mars due to its similarities to our home planet. However, these lives’re still just lacking microorganism that has yet to show any sign of intelligence or even evolves despite the ultimate fact that the surface of Mars’s stacking with resources, and is habitable for some earthly microorganism. Accordingly, scientists said having such environments doesn’t indicate lives, like any actual intelligent life forms. So no, sadly enough, we haven’t found those types of life forms… yet. 😭

Just a picture of Mars’s surface

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Mars Is A Cold Place

Did you know? Due to its larger distance to the sun than Earth, Mars receives less solar energy, hence causing the planet to have an average temperature of both Celsius and Fahrenheit degrees much lower than any place on Earth (only about −58 °C and −73 °F), which means you will seriously need a fine heat-protection suit if you ever want to walk on its dusty surface. The planet eventually has a large forever-ice lake somewhere…

Surprisingly there was season on Mars, but they’re all just cold weather.

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One of The Wonders of Mars You Will See With Your Own Eyes, Sooner or Later.

Issue 6: Did you know? Because of Mars’s abundant weathered seasons, the planet also has a moon 🌚, like earth, in fact, there were two of them 🌚🌚, Deimos and Phobos, and yes, they were more likely… considered as small asteroids rather than being any actual natural space satellite that orbits a certain planet like our Earthly moon, which’s over 1700km in diameter. Deimos has the largest estimated size of only 15km and while its brother, Phobos’s slightly bigger, with an estimated size of 27km. Deimos finished its rotatory cycle on Mars once every 30 hours while Phobos did it only within 7 hours.

A Picture of The Two Moons

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