Life on Mars: Sustainable Development and Greenhouse Gases (Carbon Dioxide, CO2)

By Alfio Cerami, 24 August 2018 Home-Page: https://alfiocerami.wordpress.com/ Email: ceramial@gmail.com

Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2006). Polar Shells. https://jpl.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA08477

Carbon dioxide (CO2)  has no color It is translucent. It is like ice when solidified (see Answers.com).

Data from NASA on the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) are obtained thanks to the Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter satellite and derived from the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) (see NASA 2006).

On the Earth, greenhouse gases (water vapor, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and ozone) are responsible for global warming. Both through the slow and fast carbon cycle, they contribute to environmental insecurity (NASA 2011).

On Mars, CO2 may also help the development of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mars the Red Planet

Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2018). NASA’s Eyes Visualization Software.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mars’ Two Moons

Martian time: 687 days from Earth

Phobos (Ancient Greek: Fear): Larger Moon

Deimos (or Demo) (Ancient Greek: Terror): Smaller Moon

The Dark Side of Fear and Terror.

Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2013) The Two Moons of Mars in One Enhanced View https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA17350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2013) The Two Moons of Mars in One Enhanced View https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA17350. Author’s calculations.

Sustainable Development Indicators on Mars. Greenhouse Gas (CO2): Some Calculations

Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2006). Polar Shells (https://jpl.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA08477). Author’s calculations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2006). Polar Shells (https://jpl.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA08477). Author’s calculations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2006). Polar Shells (https://jpl.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA08477). Author’s calculations.


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Yellow pixels are the places where carbon dioxide (CO2) froze, because of less sunlight (lower levels of warmth) (see NASA 2006).

Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2006). Polar Shells (https://jpl.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA08477). Author’s calculations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Life on Mars: Can You Find the Penguin/Cormoran in the Sand Dunes?

Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2006). Polar Shells (https://jpl.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA08477). Author’s calculations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2006). Polar Shells (https://jpl.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA08477). Author’s calculations.

 

Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2006). Polar Shells (https://jpl.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA08477). Author’s calculations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2006). Polar Shells (https://jpl.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA08477). Author’s calculations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2006). Polar Shells (https://jpl.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA08477). Author’s calculations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2006). Polar Shells (https://jpl.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA08477). Author’s calculations.

 

Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2006). Polar Shells (https://jpl.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA08477). Author’s calculations.

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REFERENCES:

Original Photo and Article by ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2006). Polar Shells. NASA JPL. https://jpl.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA08477 (accessed 24 August 2018).

Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2013) The Two Moons of Mars in One Enhanced View https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA17350 (accessed 24 August 2018).

Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2018). NASA’s Eyes Visualization Software. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/  (accessed 24 August 2018).

NASA Earth Observatory (2011) The Carbon Cycle. NASA Earth Observatory. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/CarbonCycle?src=features-hp&eocn=home&eoci=feature_archive&src=share (accessed 24 August 2018).

Answers.com (2018), What is the color of carbon dioxide?  http://www.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_color_of_carbon_dioxide (accessed 24 August 2018).

 

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Source Original Photo: ©NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (2006). Polar Shells. https://jpl.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA08477

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