Argumentative Essay On Mars

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Colonizing Mars It takes nine months to get to the red planet. Nine long months in a spaceship without much food, oxygen, water, little living space, and only other people to keep you company. Colonization of Mars is not okay because the planet is deadly, the trip is long, and the atmosphere is frigid. Mars is very deadly, unlike Earth. On Mars, humans are exposed to radiation. On Earth, however, humans are protected by a magnetic field. The effects of exposure are severe memory loss, brain damage, and cancer. That would be terrible for scientists, because when they have to go exploring for samples scientists would have to be very cautious. Although the gravity on Mars allows humans to jump higher and run faster, scientists have observed what happens to humans in low-gravity environments, including weakened immune systems, extreme fatigue, and muscle and bone loss. In addition, the dust storms. For instance, if a colonist was out collecting samples when suddenly a dust storm blows by, and carries the colonist away, or the tools.The colonists team would wonder where he/she is, and all of the tools for samples and research would be gone. Mars is a very deadly planet. Sure, once people get to Mars it is hopefully good times from there, but the trip to…show more content…
In the summer it only gets to a balmy 70 degrees Fahrenheit. But most of the time, Mars is deathly cold, with a temperature of -81 degrees! Colonists would need a special spacesuit to keep them warm, and special houses to keep them from freezing at night. The dust storms on Mars kick up lots of thin, sticky, dust that could block out the sun for days. That would be very problematic if colonists used solar panels to power their colony. In the winter, Mars can get to -195 degrees Fahrenheit near the poles. Mars is composed of: Carbon Dioxide, 95.32%, Nitrogen, 2.7%, Argon, 1.6%, Oxygen 0.13%, and Carbon Monoxide, 0.08%. The weather on Mars is highly
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