After Elon Musk said that one of the solutions for inhabiting Mars (terraforming) would be to send nuclear bombs to "warm up" the planet and create an atmosphere more identical to our planet's, behold, NASA and ESA have a different idea.
The US Space Agency (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have admitted that they will send two new missions to Mars to bring "stones".
50 years later moon stones continue to make new discoveries
It was 50 years ago that Man went to the moon. I brought stones from this natural satellite of ours. These stones still give us new discoveries about the moon. They tell us (theoretically) how it was formed and what to expect on its soil.
If this happened on Mars, the findings would be devastating. If so far with less than half a dozen robots on Mars we already have a clear idea of what the planet looks like, imagine if we had stones from another planet.
NASA and ESA will land at Jezero crater on Mars
These missions should land in Jezero Crater. The same crater that the 2020 Rover is expected to land as well. It is believed that this crater can give us information about the formation of the planet, if ever there was life and why it was impossible to inhabit.
Bringing Mars samples will be the most complex task
Landing on Mars is complicated, now imagine bringing stones to our planet. The mission will be done in two parts. One to collect the samples and one to bring them. Still, no details were shared about which robots and rockets will try to get these.
Mars is getting closer and closer
With missions planned for 2020 and the arrival of man to another planet just over 2030, Mars is one of the hottest destinations of the moment. Although it is inhospitable and with few tourist attractions.
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