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China Unlocks Its Foremost Mars Simulation Base

The Chinese city of Mang’ai is said to be one of the most Mars-identical places on Earth. It features a comparable climate and landscape to Mars. This uniqueness has made it the ideal location for a recently opened Mars simulation base, which China expects is supposed to draw tourists. This might even assist humanity to reach the actual Mars.

China started the base construction in June 2018. As per a July 2018 report by the South China Morning Post, the plan of the base involves a “Mars community” and a “Mars camp” intended for the education and entertainment of the public. It as well intends to provide a place for simulation training and scientific research. Approximately $22.3 Million later, the base holds 53,330 Square Meter area. It is now complete and welcoming its foremost community attendees this week. The Global Times claimed that Gao Junling, the founder of this project, proclaimed that visitors to the base are supposed to hold an opportunity to merge themselves in the environment and try to resolve issues they might face on Mars.

On a similar note, a new study revealed that the cosmic impacts on young Mars might have prompted deluges. This potentially explains why the Red Planet was previously covered in water. Even though presently, Mars is dry and cold, researchers have for decades discovered proof It suggests that the planet’s surface was once covered with streams, rivers, lakes, ponds, and possibly even oceans and seas. Since there is life almost everywhere on Earth where there is the presence of water, this record of water on the Red Planet increases the likelihood that Mars was once home to life and might host it still.

However, in spite of the proof for Red Planet water, researchers have not been able to find out how Mars might have possessed this water in its initial days. Throughout the Mars’ early stages, the sun was found to be cooler than it is at present. Earlier climate models highlighted that Mars might have lacked sufficient greenhouse gases to catch sufficient heat to produce noteworthy amounts of rainfall.

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