"We know how much radiation is out there, waiting for us between Earth and Mars, but we're not sure how the human body is going to react to it." "It's a question of radiation," says Frank Cucinotta of NASA's Space Radiation Health Project at the Johnson Space Center.

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However, school also teaches us that there is very little loss in radiation energy through the vacuum of space. The hypothetical colonization of Mars has received interest from public space agencies and private corporations, and has received extensive treatment in science fiction writing, film, and art.. We alread know, and have for years, that there is a huge amount of radiation on the surface of Mars and that it is not safe for humans to live unprotected. Elon Musk, NASA, the Mars One project—seems like everyone wants to visit the most habitable planet beyond Earth. Our 12-year-old daughter who, like us, is a big fan of The Martian by Andy Weir, said, “I can’t stand that people think we’re all going to live on Mars after we destroy our own planet. We also know that we feel the radiation from the sun in the form of heat energy. NASA is currently planning to send astronauts to the red planet, and private company Mars One has volunteers who want to go there and never come back.

People can, and likely do live there. Nasa also sent a team of scientists to live in a "Mars-like" dome for a year near a volcano on Earth, to see if the team can live happily on their own, away from everyday human-life. The possibility of life on Mars is a subject of huge interest in astrobiology due to its proximity and similarities to Earth.To date, no proof has been found of past or present life on Mars.Cumulative evidence shows that during the ancient Noachian time period, the surface environment of Mars had liquid water and may have been habitable for microorganisms. Mars 2020 uses a lot of the same hardware as the Mars Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in 2012. The main reason NASA wants to send a new rover is to look more closely for tiny Martians. Elementary and middle school students love learning about Mars too, so can we use their interest to get them thinking critically about the complex science, math, and engineering needed to survive on another planet? Over time we …

NASA has a mystery to solve: Can people go to Mars, or not? Can We Live on Mars? It had vast amounts of water on its surface, and it was wrapped in a nice thick atmosphere. School teaches us that Mars is very cold at night and only 60 to 70 in the day with no atmosphere. The real question is if you add up the total contribution to the astronaut's total dose on a Mars mission can you stay within your career limits as you accumulate those numbers. Billions of years ago, Mars might have looked a lot like Earth.