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The Surface of Mars

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May 14th, 2015

 

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Welcome to the World of PROFESseeby seeCOSM™

PROFESsee is my title. I am the perpetual learner, in pursuit of knowledge, wisdom and truth. I derived my name from professor
Now, I don’t have anything against the conspiracy theorists but one thing that I know is that I really don’t rake it kindly when someone tells me that the picture that I assume is of the surface of Mars is from some desolate place in Area 51. However, I am not here to bash the conspiracy theorists. After all, it is their democratic right to voice their silent or loud opinions and it is my right to choose to ignore them, except when they seem very interesting. Now, back to the surface of this giant, hot planet that NASA tells us can support life.
 
First, there are volcanoes and not small affairs as we have seen from Mt Pompeii in the past or in Philippines, but big huge affairs. Seems like every other heavenly planet has volcanoes, except the moon, yeah I know, it is not a planet, its moon, ok? Now, Imagine for a moment that we have volcanoes on the moon, the magma would fly up, hot and liquid, but it would never land on the surface of the moon, weak gravity remember? That is neither here nor there though, we are talking about Mars.
 
Reddish, hot, hellish, uninhabitable… and other words that humans love to use to describe a far off place that they have no idea about. But is that true? There has been water on Mars, of now, we don’t know, but now we know from the channels and gorges that stretch for more than 2000 km, one thing is for sure, and that is that they were cut by water. And then there is wind on this planet of man, remember men are from Mars and women from Venus?, huge driving winds that could be tapped to power industry once Uncle Sam learns how to lay the cabling from Mars to Earth.
 
What can I write more about the surface of this great intriguing planet? You see I have never been there, but I hear that for the giant Volcanoes like Olympus Mons to thrive, this planet must have a real thick crust.


Can you Find a spot on the surface of Mars?


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