Don't miss to watch Mars tonight - it will brightest in 15 years

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On July 27, Mars was at opposition, meaning that the Sun and the Red Planet came opposite to each other, keeping the Earth in the middle.

According to the researchers, if we managed to release all the Carbon dioxide from the planet's ice caps it would only increase the atmosphere to around 1.2 percent that of Earth.

Without a telescope, Mars will look more like an especially bright star with a reddish tint. The first way would involve ramping up the atmospheric pressure of Mars considerably so that humans could hopefully get by with a limited breathing apparatus.


During opposition, Mars is especially photogenic because it can be seen fully illuminated by the Sun as viewed from Earth.

Part of the problem is Mars' atmosphere. The most available source is Carbon dioxide in the polar ice tops; which could be vaporized by using a melting accelerant dust or even high-powered explosives.

The most striking features on Mars' surface on these days will be the brilliant white polar cap and a dust storm. Vaporizing the ice tops would contribute enough Carbon dioxide to twofold the Martian weight to 1.2 percent of Earth's, as indicated by the new examination.


The analysis shows that even going through an energy-intensive process of Carbon dioxide extraction from the planet's dust, soils and minerals still only gets the atmosphere to about 5 percent of where it needs to be.

That would change if we could increase the pressure and temperature on Mars. And with 37 percent of the Earth's gravity, life on Mars could also be quite fun. In brief, getting water and an atmosphere. The problem is you see is that we now require a lot of energy just to escape Earth. OPAL is helping scientists understand the atmospheric dynamics and evolution of our solar system's gas giant planets. Even if this loss were prevented somehow, allowing the atmosphere to build up slowly from outgassing by geologic activity, current outgassing is extremely low; it would take about 10 million years just to double Mars' current atmosphere, according to the team. However, the team's calculations reveal that many thousands would be required; again, not very practical. "As a result, terraforming Mars is not possible using present-day technology", said Jakosky.


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