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.
Comparisons are often made between Mars and Earth to understand both planets. They are similar in many ways; however, they are also very different. The ‘Red Planet’ has polar ice caps, dark as well as brighter areas which resemble our own. Whether is often determined by seasonal patterns as they are on Earth. The planet also has other geographical features which are similar to our own. They include; canyons, volcanoes, rock ground and more.
Mars consists of every colour you could possibly think of. They include; pink, red, yellow, orange and butterscotch. Scientists often compare Mars’ colours with those of other planets such as ours. Studies show that the planet’s reddish colour is the result of dust from the atmosphere.
The ‘Red Planet’ is about the size of the ‘Blue one’. It consists of substances which reach the surface over time. Volcanic activity likely occurred in the planet’s early history. Eventually the activity stopped leaving the volcanoes dormant and inactive. This resulted in iron oxide dust on the surface. The lack of vegetation suggests that dust storms are common on Mars. These storms are similar to those on Earth and will likely cause soil erosion over time.
Experts suggest that Mars has a mantle around its core consisting of soft rock paste. The planet’s crust can be any where from 50km to 125 km thick. It is thicker than Earth’s crust which is about 40km thick. Studies suggest that the core rotates, rather than remaining still. Lack of water suggests that extinction was inevitable as the planet could not support it.
Comparisons are often made to help scientists to understand both Mars and Earth. They are similar; however, there are also many differences such as their ability to support life. Mars’ whether is dictated by seasonal patterns. Mars consists of many colours such as pink, red, yellow, orange and butter scotch. Volcanic activity was common; however, it stopped and left them dormant. Geographical features include; mountains, canyons, inactive volcanoes and hard ground. Experts claim that life was vulnerable and it was delaying the inevitable. Dust storms are common as there is no vegetation to hold the soil together. In conclusion Mars will likely remain the same for the foreseeable future.