Scientists around the world are in search of new places where mankind can inhabit. These are not just limited to our planet, there’s something more beyond. Some of them include the voyage to the Moon and Mars.
Though it was found that there is very less possibility of existence on the moon, there could be still chances of survival on Mars. Let’s dive into some interesting facts about this red planet.
According to Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, Mars was believed to be the home to intelligent life. Essentially, there have been shreds of evidence stating the discovery of water on the surface of that planet.
This influenced the people to understand the existence of human life and since then, multiple space vehicles have been launched from different countries.
It takes around 6-8 months(roughly 7 months) to travel from Earth to Mars. Since both the planets have an elliptical orbit, the time duration can be a month more or less.
In the current era, it isn’t easy for one to travel to Mars so easily. However, researchers are finding ways to establish living on Mars.
Recently, NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover planned its first ever flight to the planet. This rover aims to study the bio-signatures and habitable conditions. The rover will make measurements and understand the soil samples to demonstrate the required technology for future exploration.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk envisions a self-sustainable city on Mars. He wishes to establish a city on Mars for the people to reside and further explore the solar system. His crew ship named Starship could ferry 100 people at a time. He stated that “price would be low enough that most people in the advanced economies could sell their home on Earth and move to Mars if they want”.
On the other hand, CEO of Blue Origin – Jeff Bezos aims to build up huge space colonies where trillions of people can get to work in the space.
Although they have different visions, they have one strong similarity – to recreate sustainability beyond Earth.