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Is it possible for humans to live on Mars?
Sure, we have a rover on the red planet now—but what about humans eventually living on it? AsapSCIENCE investigates.
It’s a concept often portrayed in TV and films, and it’s something scientists have already experimented with: A Mars-simulation colony in northern Canada receives a similar amount of solar radiation as the red planet. But how would it work logistically?
We’d have the necessary amount of water, and we’d have the necessary amount of breathing air, but at this point, the cons outweigh the pros. The vast distance from Earth is just one deterrent.
Still, as unlikely as living on Mars may seem, a lot of humanity’s accomplishments in space once seemed impossible.
Photo via NASA/Wikimedia Commons (PD)
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.