Mars is an extremely cold planet with an average temperature around minus-80 degrees. Temperatures can dip to minus-225 degrees around the poles. Periods of warmth are brief — highs can reach 70 degrees for a brief time around Noon at the equator in the summer.
However, when we get to Mars we won’t have to worry for the rain because it has not rained for millions of years. But there are chances of having snow in high altitudes but it is no ordinary snow, it’s snow made of Carbon Dioxide.
One thing that we have to be careful with is that when there is strong wind the dust particles rise into the air creating big storms with wind velocities of more than 60 miles an hour. This enormous dust storms can blanket out the entire planet for months turning the sky hazy and red.
These are also some of the dangers of living in Mars:
Radiations outside the earth’s protective shield can cause cancer and damage your nervous system, it can also make you have nausea, vomiting, fatigue, anorexia and cardiac and circulatory diseases. Being n zero gravity can cause really bad effects on a human. You can get loss of bone and muscle mass and your spine may get affected really badly, even get stretched (which is awful for the spine) once you’ve been in space for more than a month. It can also affect your vision and your digestive system.
This is what Mars’ atmosphere is made of:
Carbon dioxide: 95.32 percent
- Nitrogen: 2.7 percent
- Argon: 1.6 percent
- Oxygen: 0.13 percent
- Carbon monoxide: 0.08 percent
- Also, minor amounts of: water, nitrogen oxide, neon, hydrogen-deuterium-oxygen, krypton and xenon
The Earth’s atmosphere is made of
– 78% nitrogen,
-0.03% carbon dioxide with very small percentages of other elements