Life on Mars

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Life on Mars Methane is an element like any other on the periodic table. But what makes it so relevant in the search for life on Mars? Methane is a key element in creating life and so far, Nasa’s rover “Curiosity”, which has been on Mars for 443 days, has not found a single trace of the crucial element. So what are the chances of us ever discovering any form of life on Mars? And how far are we willing to go in order to pursue our hopes of life on the red planet? A total amount of 598.169.000 Euros have been spent on launching all the rovers since the sixties into space in order to explore mars. That amount of money could have been used for supplying food to third world countries or to spend on cancer research. So what convinces scientists that this amount of money had to be invested into all these space projects? After all, we will never retrieve the shuttles once they blast through our atmosphere on a one-way trip. Well, simply put, it is to find out whether humans will ever be able to exploit Mars in order to improve human life. Now imagine the headlines in the news tomorrow. “Life on Mars”. This, for scientists is a very realistic possibility, and therefore we must continue to shed light on the unknown parts of the universe and specifically Mars, so that one day you might face the heartbreaking situation in which your grandchild is going on a one way-trip to the red planet. Why Mars? The planet Gliese 581 st surface conditions are ideal for us humans to live in, so why isn't that planet Nasa's target for our potential second home? The sole reason for this is that Gliese 581 is 20.3 light years away from Earth, or 192048727 000 000 kilometers. The fastest spacecraft made by humans is Voyager 1 and speeds along in the emptiness of space with 57,600 kph, whereby the speed of light is 1.07925285000000000 kph. These numbers show that it would take an
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