An Essay About Life On Mars

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Humans have always heard the call to explore the unknown, from the expedition of Lewis and Clark, to the first man stepping foot on the moon. No matter how difficult the task seems, someone will answer the call. This is why we have spent so much time and effort on Mars exploration, Everyone wishes to be known as the one who heard the call of the unknown, and made an effort to go to mars. We have already landed many rovers on Mars, and have plans to eventually land humans on Mars. Ever since our first flyby back in 1965, scientists have never lost interest in the red planet, sending everything from satellites to full-sized rovers have had a shot at making the layout of the red planet known. The first rover sent to Mars was the Sojourner, brought to Mars by the Pathfinder, an American robotic spacecraft that landed a base station on Mars in 1997. It was a lander, with a lightweight wheeled robotic Mars rover named Sojourner, which became the first rover to operate outside the Earth-Moon system. Another set of rovers sent to Mars were the twin rovers, spirit and opportunity. They have launched twenty-eight days apart in 2003. they landed in January of…show more content…
From the plans of the 2020 mission to Mars by NASA to the successful test launch of the first ever reusable rockets by SpaceX, we are closer than ever to being able to affordably send humans to Mars. One of the goals of the 2020 mission to Mars is to further the search for signs of past life on the planet. We will e searching for one of the essential building blocks of life, carbon. Here on earth, almost all living things require carbon, so it is safe to believe that if there was ever life on Mars, that it also would need carbon. In 2020 we will be looking for signs of water, carbon, or any biological footprints left behind by forms of past life, along with searching for a special type of sedimentary rock that has been known to hold fossils here on

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