Mars Will Be Close To Earth On July 31

Matt Damon in The Martian
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Aidan Monaghan

According to EarthSky, it was the shortest distance between us and the Red Planet in about 60,000 years.

Thickening Mars' atmosphere would be essential to keep liquid water on its surface, which would be essential for long-term colonisation. If Earth and Mars are to follow perfectly circular orbits, the opposition would get close to each other as the two planets could get.

Large telescopes in the University of Colombo will be open to the General Public on 31st July 2018 to watch Planet Mars as well as the most lovely planet Saturn till 10.00 p.m.

While orbiting the Sun, the Earth and Mars approach each other at the closest points of their elliptical orbits.

The most striking features on Mars' surface on these days will be the brilliant white polar cap and a dust storm.

"There's a massive amount of Carbon dioxide on Mars adsorbed into soil that'd be released upon heating". A third source is carbon locked in mineral deposits. The observatory building will be closed during the event, but exterior restrooms will be available. 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. Even CO2 trapped in water-ice molecule structures, should such "clathrates" exist on Mars, would likely contribute less than 5 percent of the required pressure, according to the team. The problem is you see is that we now require a lot of energy just to escape Earth.

In a report via SkyNews, NASA has said that based on the current technological levels we have, sustaining human life on Mars is simply impossible.

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European countries are also utterly devoted to one of the biggest barriers in EU-U.S. trade: geographical indications. It also will provide funds to outside organizations to build overseas markets for USA food and ag exports.

One of the proposed methods of pumping more Carbon dioxide into the red planet's atmosphere is by bombing the planet's poles. Of course, once this happens, that water and Carbon dioxide are gone forever.

Compared to Year 2018, it will take another 17 Years for Mars to match this year's record in September 2035.

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

"As a result, terraforming Mars is not possible using present-day technology".

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

This research was supported in part by NASA through the MAVEN and Mars Odyssey THEMIS (Thermal Emission Imaging System) projects.

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