Mars vs. Earth Infographic
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A thorough comparison of various properties for Earth and Mars.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL
November 19, 2013
Yesterday, NASA launched the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission to study the evolution of Mars and its atmosphere.
In particular, instruments aboard the spacecraft will focus on how the solar wind interacts with Mars' atmosphere and how the levels of volatile compounds — such as carbon dioxide and water vapor — have changed over time.
In the NASA-created infographic above, you can see just how different life would be on Mars.