Mars closest to earth in 15 years today

Mars is now the closest to Earth than it has been in 15 years

However, planet Mars' approach of the Earth this year is farther than it was on 2003.

As he later clarified, the idea was to create two "pulsing suns" over the poles with fusion bombs, which would release trapped carbon dioxide to thicken the atmosphere and warm the planet. Since the orbits of the two planets are of different lengths, they come close to each other once every two years.

So despite the recent study suggesting humans will never be able to terraform Mars, fear not, because Elon Musk and SpaceX are still working hard to get us there by 2022.

That means Mars, for all intents and purposes, is humanity's next stop. We should note that this is life as a Star Trek Genesis style terraforming.

This is an artist's model of an early Mars - billions of years ago - which may have had oceans and a thicker atmosphere.

The modular pods will be printed from a substance the team calls "Martian concrete", which is composed of ice, rocks, and soil found on Mars' surface. When the planet reaches its closest distance from Earth later today, it allows stargazers to see it in its brightest form.

Red planet, blood moon pair up to dazzle skygazers
On Friday night this week, one look at the sky will reveal the longest lunar eclipse of this century, a deep red blood moon . It will signal the opposite of the well-known "supermoon" - a relatively tiny-looking moon called a "micromoon".

"Mars holds the most fascination for the general public". The most available source is Carbon dioxide in the polar ice tops; which could be vaporized by using a melting accelerant dust or even high-powered explosives.

Taken together, the results indicate that terraforming Mars can not be done with now available technology.

So while Jakosky and Edwards noted that we could certainly extract 13 millibars out of the sedimentary rocks of Mars, this would be much less than needed.

As part of the competition, the judges wanted to see an emphasis on "indigenous" building materials or the things that astronauts and rovers may find on the moon or Mars itself.

So, we beg you: stop tweeting, stop playing Fortnite, stop reading this article, and just look up. Sure, you could add more rockets, but as anyone who has played Kerbal can tell you, the heavier something is, the harder it is to move it. This year, Mars' opposition took place at the same time the blood moon was visible on July 27.

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