Mars Seems To Have The Right Ingredients For Humans, Agriculture

June 28, 2008

NASA scientists. over the course of the past few weeks, have announced that the Phoenix Mars Lander has found both ice, and soil that can support life on Mars.  This has led many to believe that the red planet has all the right ingredients for humans, and agriculture.Washington (ChattahBox) – NASA scientists. over the course of the past few weeks, have announced that the Phoenix Mars Lander has found both ice, and soil that can support life on Mars. This has led many to believe that the red planet has all the right ingredients for humans, and agriculture.

The Phoenix Mars Lander mission has proven to be a major success as both water and mineral rich soil have been confirmed as found on the planet.

Even more astonishing is the fact that the mineral rich soil, as well as the water are both right at the surface, meaning they are highly accessible.

NASA scientists revealed that their initial analysis of the soil found on Mars has enough minerals to support life. The soil was found to have a pH level of around 8. In the soil, minerals they found include potassium, chloride, sodium, and magnesium.

With this discovery, the assumption can be made that the soil on Mars is very similar to that of the soil on Earth, as one scientist stated it was just like the soil in your backyard.

So what does this mean for us? Well, for one thing, it appears that Mars can support agriculture of some kind, and with everything properly in place, it is also possible that humans could one day set up shop on the red planet.

President Bush has stated that NASA has set a goal to get back to the moon by 2020, and then set up a manned-mission to Mars. From there, with these findings, anything is possible.


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