@wilbur_xbox "I had high hopes that mars mission will start the kind of space race that moon landing did."
I agree - the moon landing produced the highest number of enigneering graduates in the US (counting anyone old eough to have been witnessing the moon landing) and a Mars challenge would I think do the same.
@Bert22306 "I think one problem with Mars is that it lacks a magnetic field. It's the magnetic field we have on earth that protects us from solar radiation, in addition to keeping the atmosphere from being blown away gradually."
I was at Luke's talk and he showed a slide with a guy in what looked like either a cleanroom or cold weather suit during testing of the rover. But Luke pointed out it was a "Sun protection suit" as they were simulating the amount of solar radiation on Mars, given the weak atmosphere.
I think one problem with Mars is that it lacks a magnetic field. It's the magnetic field we have on earth that protects us from solar radiation, in addition to keeping the atmosphere from being blown away gradually.
Also, it sh/would be a surprise if all rocky planets, such as Mars and Venus, didn't have a hot core. My bet is that they're formed much like Earth.
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