Why are we so interested in Mars??

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Mars is an obvious target for exploration because it is close by in our Solar System, but there are many more reasons to explore the Red Planet. The scientific reasons for going to Mars can be summarised by the search for life, understanding the surface and the planet’s evolution, and preparing for future human exploration.Understanding whether life existed elsewhere in the Universe beyond Earth is a fundamental question of humankind. Mars is an excellent place to investigate this question because it is the most similar planet to Earth in the Solar System. Evidence suggests that Mars was once full of water, warmer and had a thicker atmosphere, offering a potentially habitable environment.

Space Exploration Companies are Also interested in Mars as for it has Very Similar Qualities as Earth and Earth still has much to Discover.Earths Orbit time is 24:00hrs whereas Mars is 24:39.This is Weirdly very close.Maybe Perhaps since we are close to each other,maybe its because we are around the same size as mars?Dont know!Shockingly,Earth and Mars mostly both have the same traces of Gas The most common on Earth is Oxygen and Nitrogen and the most common on Mars is Argon,Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide,The traces of gases are almost identical.Earths is:Argon,Carbon Dioxide,Helium,Hydrogen,Krypton,Methane,Neon,Nitrous Oxide,Ozone,Sulphur dioxide,Water Vapour and Xenon.I'd like to note,it says earth has traces of Hydrogen and Helium and from my personal learning at school I know that the Jovian planets,Jupiter,saturn,uranus and neptune, Also contain Hydrogen and Helium.Could this mean Earth is not a terrestial Planet?Anyway Mars traces of Gases are:Acetylene,Carbon Monoxide,Krypton,Methan,Neon,Nitrogen Oxide,Oxygen,Ozone,Water Vapour and Xenon.To my surprise,Mars actually does have Oxygen,This also relates to my Previous post if Mars has life on it or not and this could support my answer,And besides that fact,The traces of Gas are almost identical,There are barely any differences between them!

To reduce the cost and risk for human exploration of Mars, robotic missions can scout ahead and help us to find potential resources and the risks of working on the planet.Before sending astronauts, we need to understand the hazards. Inevitably, astronauts would bring uncontained martian material when they return to Earth, either on their equipment or on themselves. Understanding any biohazards in the soil and dust will help the planning and preparation of these future missions.Going to Mars is hard and it is even harder for humans because we would need to pack everything to survive the trip to our neighbouring planet and back. Designing a Mars mission would be easier if we could use resources that are already available locally. Water is a valuable resource for human expeditions, both to consume by astronauts and for fuel. Samples gathered by robots could help to evaluate where potential resources are available for future human explorers and how to exploit them.

Do you think we should go to Explore Mars?Is it worth it?I think it is.Mars holds many possibilites as it contains Oxygen which could mean that life is on Mars.Do you think there is life on Mars?Do you have any proof that i have said or that you have researched yourself?Is it Dangerous to go to Mars?This Concludes my Post.Thank you for Reading this.

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  • Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg confident_guineapig | Phoenix Primary School
    08 Nov 2019

    We are very interested in Mars because people are finding out the similarities between earth and mars to see if there is life on it and to see if there has been life on mars

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg amazing_memory | Richmond Hill Academy
    08 Nov 2019

    It started with people getting info on the fact that Mars could have had life

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  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg positive_heart | Millbank Academy B
    09 Nov 2019

    Very good post. This can really help anyone with their post. And it's is true that there is water on Mars, (now known as ice). Good advice!

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  • Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg willing_saxophone | Phoenix Primary School
    09 Nov 2019

    The NASA are studying Mars and astronauts should be chosen in about 2024

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  • The Sherwood School curious_speech | The Sherwood School
    09 Nov 2019

    To me I think that people might be interested because they could life on Mars and they found some liquid and some diamonds that have been scattered around

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    1. Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg admirable_signature | Phoenix Primary School
      curious_speech's comment 11 Nov 2019

      Hi Curious_Speech.I 100% agree with you on that point however in a way i am also very sceptical.I agree with you on the part where they found some source of liquid whereas i don't understand when you said ''some diamonds that have been scattered around''.From my learning in class, It seems that the only planet with diamonds or ice on it is Saturn:Saturns rings are made out of dust,ice,diamonds etc. However High pressure experiments suggest large amounts of diamonds are formed from methane on the ice giant planets Uranus and Neptune, while some planets in other solar systems may be almost pure diamond. Diamonds are also found in stars and may have been the first mineral ever to have formed.Also,Saturn and Jupiter is known to have Diamond rain, Diamonds big enough to be worn by Hollywood film stars could be raining down on Saturn and Jupiter, US scientists have calculated. New atmospheric data for the gas giants indicates that carbon is abundant in its dazzling crystal form, they say.But from my research,it is shown no sort of diamonds have been scattered on mars but from Desch's research,it is revealed that a process that is similar what has happened inside of Earth could have produced only a few diamonds on Marswith a magma ocean covering the planet for a few million years.

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        admirable_signature's comment 11 Nov 2019

        Could you tell us where you got your information from about diamonds, admirable_signature? If it was just in your class, can you ask the person / teacher who said it?

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        1. Phoenix-logo-250x250.jpg admirable_signature | Phoenix Primary School
          Tom @ the BNC's comment 11 Nov 2019

          Hi tom.I can't currently ask my teacher where she got the information from as im not in school but i do remeber she got it from google i think and somewhere else.I also remeber when we did it,I did get my facts and put it into my own words : ''It seems that the only planet with diamonds or ice on it is Saturn:Saturns rings are made out of dust,ice,diamonds etc. However High pressure experiments suggest large amounts of diamonds are formed from methane on the ice giant planets Uranus and Neptune, while some planets in other solar systems may be almost pure diamond. ''.Tom, Do you think we should search Mars,I would like to know this as for you always provide questions that make me thinking i wonder what you would put.Although i would like to now,I believe that your answer will be quite different to mine.

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          1. tom Tom @ the BNC
            admirable_signature's comment 11 Nov 2019

            Thanks for clarifying this. It might have originally come from here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24477667

            It's a really good question, admirable_signature. The Hub is all about what you think - I keep my thoughts out of it! I think you're much better hearing from experts like Abbie Hutty, senior engineer of the Mars rover, and Vindita Marwaha Madill who has designed spacesuits. Have you asked them some questions yet? If you haven't yet - make sure you do here! https://www.burnetnewsclub.com/issues/space-exploration/the-discussion/ask-astronaut-and-other-experts/

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  • St Marys Whitstable logo dedicated_strawberry | St Mary's Catholic Primary School B
    10 Nov 2019

    We are so interested because the other planets don’t have water whereas mars does so I agree with confident_guineapig there are some similarities with mars and earth that’s why we want to start to send people up on to mars for holidays.

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  • Hillyfield School logo triumphant_performance | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    14 Nov 2019

    I think that we should discover more about Mars and find new life there

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  • Hammond School logo admirable_cheetah | Hammond Junior School E
    15 Nov 2019

    I think mars is really interesting!
    It is really hot

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  • Hammond School logo outstanding_turkey | Hammond Junior School E
    15 Nov 2019

    I think we're interested in mars because mars is close to us and we have just found a bit of water on there and scientists want to explore more about it and if humans are possible to walk on there like we have on the moon.

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