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Thursday, September 21, 2000



Martian Atmosphere Overview

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Credit: Unknown
The atmosphere of Mars is not the same as the atmosphere of our own planet. Whereas Earth has a sizable amount of nitrogen and oxygen, with small amounts of carbon dioxide and other gases, Mars is composed mostly of carbon dioxide, with nitrogen, argon, and other trace gases. This obviously presents a serious problem for Martian colonization. Humans cannot survive in such an atmospheric composition.

- posted by Brian @ 20:57 EST