Mars terraforming not possible with current technologies

Mars terraforming not possible with current technologies

Mars terraforming not possible with current technologies

Mars will make its closest approach to Earth in 15 years on Tuesday.

A new study that was published on Monday in Nature Astronomy may have cast doubts on whether humans can terraform Mars, but Elon Musk is having none of it and still believes that we will be able to colonize the red planet. During its opposition, Mars came as close as only 57.6 million kilometers (35.7 million miles) away from Earth.

The local stargazers are invited for a camp to witness the Red Planet from 7 pm to 10 pm tonight at the Colombo Campus grounds.

For instance, back in early 2017 researchers examined data that was collected from the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) program and noted then also that there wasn't enough Carbon dioxide in the red planet's atmosphere. But, there will be another close approach in October 2020 when the distance between the Red Planet and Earth will be 38.6 million miles.

The minimum distance from the Earth to Mars is about 33.9 million miles (54.6 million kilometers), and is rarely achieved. Since Mars is not as close to the Sun as Earth, scientists appraise a Carbon dioxide weight like Earth's aggregate environmental weight is expected to raise temperatures enough to take into consideration stable fluid water. During their encounter, Mars and the Sun will be on directly opposite sides of Earth.

There's also a hexagonal pattern visible around the planet's north pole, which is a stable wind feature that was discovered way back in 1981.

The Red Planet will appear super bright with an orange-red tint making it almost impossible to miss in the nighttime sky.

Saturn is by far the solar system's most photogenic planet, and in this latest Hubble Space Telescope snapshot it is especially so because Saturn's magnificent ring system is near its maximum tilt toward Earth (which was in 2017). It can be seen by the naked eye, but try looking with a good set of binoculars if you don't have a telescope handy. Mars looks like a bright, red star in the east every evening and in the west before dawn. This close distance puts Mars at its brightest appearance in the night sky since the 2003 opposition.

Astronomical event was broadcast by NASA from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

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