Published: Fri, August 03, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

'Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology - NASA study

'Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology - NASA study

The minimum distance from the Earth to Mars is about 33.9 million miles (54.6 million kilometers) and is rarely achieved.

Mars comes at opposition at an average interval of two years and two months when the planet comes close to the Earth and becomes brighter, the Ministry of Earth Science said in a statement.

At 3:50 a.m. EDT (0750 GMT), Mars reached the closest point to Earth in its orbit. Nearly the entire surface of Mars, which will see the earthlings will be lit by the Sun, since the planet will reflect the sun's rays vividly. Although studies investigating the possibility of terraforming Mars have been made before, the new result takes advantage of about 20 years of additional spacecraft observations of Mars.


Terraforming or creating a habitable environment on Mars, that would allow humans to explore it without life support, is still a far-fetched dream, say scientists who found that existing technologies are incapable of forming an Earth-like atmosphere on the red planet.

Another close encounter like 2003's will not happen until the year 2287.

Attendees are then invited to join us in the back parking lot for a viewing of Mars, Saturn, and Venus through a 10 inch telescope. Furthermore, if mankind somehow invented a way to squeeze the Carbon dioxide from all the material on Mars (that's essentially impossible), it would only boost the atmosphere to around 6.9 percent of Earth's. Mars will be by far the brightest starlike object in the southern half of the sky all night long, with an easily seen red-orange glow. You can still see Mars, but the trick is to get up before dawn and find a good view of the horizon - over the water or from high ground outside the city. Mars looks like a bright, red star in the east every evening and in the west before dawn.

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