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Space colony on the surface of Mars

Space colony on the surface of Mars

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DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Mars base. Artwork of a base on Mars, with astronauts working on a rocket beside it. A manned base on Mars could be constructed from prefabricated sections brought from Earth or from materials manufactured using resources found on the "Red Planet". Such bases would be necessary because the Martian environment is inhospitable for human explorers. The atmospheric pressure on Mars is only 0.6% that of Earth's and the average daily temperature is below freezing. In addition, the atmosphere of Mars is 95% carbon dioxide, a poisonous gas.

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