Scientists describe Mars as the ‘Red Planet’ as they observe its brilliance through their telescopes. It is similar to Venus as shines in the night sky. They are rediscovering all the facts that ancient philosophers, theorists, astronomers and other thinkers knew. Thinkers such as Aristotle used their knowledge of the planets and the universe to organise their society. Experts will likely continue to make new discoveries in their quest to learn what they can about Mars, Earth and our solar system.
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Goodyear and NASA have designed a great tyre to ensure safe, successful, space exploration. Astronauts know that they cannot afford to puncture a tyre when they are millions of miles away from the nearest garage. It is important that they adapt quickly to any surface to prevent unnecessary problems. NASA and Goodyear likely consider every detail during the design phase of the project. These tyres will likely be better and more expensive than regular ones. Quality is essential which suggests that NASA is willing to pay for great service and a superior product. The load bearing springs protect the tyre and allow it to function until it is replaced with a new one.
Studies suggest that Mars has iron oxide on its surface which gives the planet its reddish appearance. This colour results from dust in the atmosphere. Mars is further away from the sun which suggests that its surface is harsher than Earth’s. The planet is also less dense than Earth’s. Experts claim that Mars has the highest mountain in our solar system. The planet has geological and geographical features which are similar to ours. These features include; mountains, dormant volcanoes, canyons and other harsh terrain. Volcanic activity likely occurred during the planet’s history. Lack of water suggests that life was unlikely to survive on the “Red Planet’. The planet’s crust is any where from 50km to 125km thick. It is thicker than Earth’s crust which is about 40km.