KOMPAS.com – Mars become a planet that may become an extraordinary tourist location in the future to explore. Of the many places on this planet, there are eight tourist destination from Planet Mars which may be visited in the future.
Landing sites for future Mars missions may require flat terrain for safety and practical reasons.
Quoted from Space, Saturday (21/5/2022) here are eight locations that can be visited on Planet Mars in the future:
1. Olympus Mons
Olympus Mons is the most extreme volcano in the solar system. Located in the volcanic region of Tharsis, it is about the same size as the state of Arizona.
The mountain has a height of 25 kilometers and makes it almost three times the height of Mount Everest on Earth which has a height of about 8.9 kilometers.
Olympus Mons is a giant shield volcano that forms after lava slowly creeps down its slopes. At the top of this mountain is a spectacular depression about 85 kilometers wide, formed by magma chambers that lost lava and collapsed.
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This volcano might be one of the destinations or… Planet Mars wisata tourist sitesbecause with its topographical structure, Mount Olympus Mons will be easy to climb by future explorers because it has an average slope of only 5 percent.
2. Tharsis volcano
Be found Mars volcano others in the Tharsis region. Tharsis hosts 12 giant volcanoes in a zone roughly 4,000 km wide.
Like Olympus Mons, these volcanoes tend to be much larger than those on Earth, perhaps because Mars has a weaker gravitational pull that allows volcanoes to grow taller.
This volcano may have erupted for two billion years or half of the history of Planet Mars.
3. Valles Marineris
Mars not only has the largest volcanoes in the solar system, but also the largest canyons. Valles Marineris is about 1850 miles (3000 km) long. It is about four times as long as the Grand Canyon, which is about 500 miles (800 km) long.
Researchers aren’t sure how Valles Marineris formed, but there are several theories about its formation. Many scientists think that the formation of the Tharsis region contributed to the growth of Valles Marineris.
Lava moving through volcanic areas pushes the crust up, which breaks the crust into fissures in other areas. Over time, these fractures grew into Valles Marineris. Canyon Red Planet this, in the future may be able to become one of the destinations travel in Mars.