Why do we need to collect rocks from the surface of mars?

Answer A project that is yet to come to fruition, the collection of rocks from the surface of Mars, once launched, will help scientists understand the geology, climate, history and possibility of past and... Read More »

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What is the Mars surface like?

Mars has a reddish-orange tint from iron-containing dust and rocks devoid of recognizable life. Its geography includes volcanoes, canyons, valleys, polar ice caps, meteor craters and wind, possibly... Read More »

Is there ice on the surface of mars?

In 2003, California Institute of Technology scientists reported that after studying satellite images that the poles on Mars consist of water-based ice. In 2009, NASA reported that a satellite retur... Read More »

Can you see the surface of Mars with a telescope?

With a good telescope of at least 4 inches, it is possible to see the surface of mars. However, factors such as the weather on Mars and location of the planet in its elliptical orbit will affect it... Read More »

What is the temperature on the surface of Mars?

According to NASA, temperatures on the surface of Mars vary from a low of minus 195 degrees Fahrenheit near the poles during the winter to a high of 70 degree at noon near the equator. The average ... Read More »