Mars is making closest approach to Earth in 15 years today

NASA определилось с жильем для первых колонистов Марса

Mars is now the closest to Earth than it has been in 15 years

By mid-August, the planet will become fainter as Mars and Earth travel farther away from each other in their orbits around the sun.

While the Martian atmosphere does contain carbon dioxide, it can not support the formation of liquid water because it is to thin and cold.

A 12-mile, underground lake may have been found on Mars.

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. But the first enterprising astronauts to plant a flag in the Martian soil are going to need habitats fitting some fairly specific criteria. Mars wasn't as big as the moon in the night sky - not even close; that story is a hoax that somehow pops up every single year.

"Carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor (H2O) are the only greenhouse gases that are likely to be present on Mars in sufficient abundance to provide any significant greenhouse warming", said Bruce Jakosky of the University of Colorado, Boulder, in a release.

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The teams still have plenty of time to ideal their designs: it could be decades before a manned mission to Mars takes place. The five teams will share the $100,000 award doled out for Level 1-Phase 3 of the overall challenge. And the observatory at Western University is inviting the public to come in for a viewing.

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At its closest approach, Mars shone at a magnitude of minus 2.8, which is twice as bright as Jupiter but dimmer than Venus (lower magnitudes mean it looks brighter).

"They are not just designing structures, they are designing habitats that will allow our space explorers to live and work on other planets".

More than 750,000 students and professionals worldwide have participated in a series of engineering and design challenges over the six-month competition run by United States computer giant HP.

The finalists of the third phase of the competition were selected earlier this month by a number of panelists from NASA, academia, and private space companies.

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