Water on the Red Planet By: Sebastian Rios

NASA plans to send a rover to prepare for humans in the 2020s, but NASA hopes to colonize Mars around the 2030s.

Scientists have discovered ice on Mars' poles, and using recent imaging from orbiting spacecraft, scientists have found ice under the surface of Mars.

Scientists have sent a satellite called MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) to find out what happened to Mars' thick atmosphere.

Mars is usually a freezing -81 degrees Fahrenheit, but on a summer day Mars warms up to a warm 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

With the discovery of water on the Red Planet, NASA efforts to colonize Mars will be at an all-time high. Just imagine your children or grandchildren living on Mars. A sci-fi topic now, but a reality in the future.

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Created with images by NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Hubble Takes Mars Portrait Near Close Approach" • skeeze - "mars rover curiosity vehicle" • WikiImages - "mars planet north pole" • Kevin M. Gill - "North Polar Ice on Mars - Dec 15 2004" • tonynetone - "Mars’ Atmosphere" • suvodeb - "Gulfoss - spray and ice" • WikiImages - "rocket launch rocket take off"

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