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Mars (02:32)


Advancement in space exploration has improved the quality of information about Mars. New advancements allow us to know what a day on Mars would be like.

05:30 (12:33)

In 1894, astronomer Percival Lowell built a telescope to view Syrtis Major, which some believed was home to a civilization on Mars. In 1964, NASA's Mariner 4 showed the planet was mostly desert. Today, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter circles the planet, capturing photos with a HIRISE camera.

07:30 (08:25)

Noachis Terra has many craters, some dating back four billion years. Black Beauty, a meteorite formed from another hitting Mars' surface, was found on Earth in 2011. It has given scientists a geological history of Mars, including a hint of the possibility of water.

09:45 (02:38)

Missions to Mars have about a 50% failure rate and there are multiple wrecks on the planet's surface. The Soviet Union launched the first mission in 1960. Getting through the atmosphere and landing is extremely difficult.

10:15 (11:11)

NASA's Opportunity Rover was the most successful mission to Mars. Its camera captured the most detailed images of Mars' surface and found evidence of ancient water. Experts thought Opportunity would last 90 days, but the rover made it over 14 years.

11:00 (04:26)

Nirgal Vallis is a 300-mile-long cavern on Mars that proves the planet once had water. Only a river larger than any on Earth could have formed such a cavern.

13:30 (09:24)

Valles Marineris is a six-mile deep, 150-mile wide canyon on Mars' surface. Olympus Mons is the biggest mountain in the solar system. The two features hold the secrets to Mars' past and death.

15:00 (06:19)

Mars' two polar caps are the only places where water can be found. The poles are eternally frozen; changing seasons and falling dry ice cause forms in the ice caps.

17:45 (13:22)

Since 2012, NASA's Curiosity rover has been searching Gale Crater for signs of life. Curiosity is a mobile science lab with 17 cameras. In 2014, it found organic molecules in mudstones.

19:30 (09:49)

Jezero Crater is the site of NASA's Mars 2020 mission to look for fossilized remains from a river delta. The rough terrain will make the landing even harder, but the rover will pilot itself using a map. Sending humans to Mars will be more difficult.

21:00 (07:12)

Lava tubes in Syrtis Major could be how humans survive the lethal amount of radiation on Mars. Living in underground caves could lessen the radiation for Mars' first settlers.

Credits: Mars: One Day on the Red Planet (00:01)

Credits: Mars: One Day on the Red Planet

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Mars: One Day on the Red Planet

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An epic journey around Mars — one circuit, from dawn to dusk —reveals the red planet as you’ve never seen it before. This film uses untapped data from orbiters and rovers to build Mars for real and decodes its landscapes to reveal its extraordinary story. Along the way, see the biggest volcano in the universe, ancient lakes, alien ice worlds and the wrecks of past missions.

Length: 88 minutes

Item#: BVL283803

Copyright date: ©2020

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