Mars gets closer to earth after 15 years

Mars is now the closest to Earth than it has been in 15 years

KSSTM is planning viewing parties over the next five evenings using some of its more powerful telescopes so that the public can have "close contacts" with earth's neighbour, which, in fact, is quite a familiar planet thanks to the "Mangalyaan" programme of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

According to the Inquisitr, the second way would involve changing the atmosphere of the red planet considerably so that an abundance of liquid water could live happily on its surface and humans could walk freely as they do here on Earth, without being constrained by breathing gear and any other apparatus.

Transforming planets as a pre-cursor to colonisation is a staple of science fiction, and an aspiration for individuals including Elon Musk, whose company SpaceX uses images of terraforming Mars in its promotional material.

PSI Director and Founder Secretary N Sri Raghunandan Kumar said that this closest approach is due once in 26 months celestial event "Mars Opposition to Sun", which occurred on July 27, 2018.

The environmental weight on Mars is around 0.6 percent of Earth's.

There just isn't enough carbon dioxide trapped on Mars to make it work.

"In addition, most of the Carbon dioxide gas is not accessible and could not be readily mobilized". The most accessible source is Carbon dioxide in the polar ice caps; it could be vaporized by spreading dust on it to absorb more solar radiation or by using explosives. Thus, evaporation of the polar caps will lead to an increase in atmospheric pressure to only 1.2 percent of the pressure on Earth. Unfortunately, a new study has just revealed that one of the more, uh, interesting ways of unlocking that Carbon dioxide will probably not do us any good. Debate about "is there life on Mars", is still going on. The problem is you see is that we now require a lot of energy just to escape Earth. In brief, getting water and an atmosphere.

Mars earthlings always been considered one of the most mysterious planets in the Solar system.

Another idea is to import volatiles by redirecting comets and asteroids to hit Mars.

Taken together, the results indicate that terraforming Mars can not be done with now available technology.

The scientists say that any successful effort to terraform Mars could only be completed in the very distant future.

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