Mars On Earth

Mars On Earth

Mars in Hawaii.jpg


No we haven’t landed astronauts on Mars yet. Although you wouldn’t be incorrect for thinking it. The image above is one of the martian simulation areas on earth. This one is in Hawaii. This facility is designed to test how humans might behave in similar hostile environments to that found on Mars. The astronauts will spend four months there with only 12 minutes to shower per week, no fresh food and a 20 minute delay in communicating with base. This is to represent the delay they would experience communicating with Earth from Mars. The current mission is looking at growing plants in greenhouses.


To learn more:


http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/05/Mars_in_Hawaii


Image credit:


R. Lockwood

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