• Question: if we are able to grow plants and live on Mars do you think it is fair to live on Mars and ruin it by global warming just like we did on Earth?

    Asked by spongebob to Anne on 12 Oct 2015. This question was also asked by SiminTanya.
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      Anne Visscher answered on 12 Oct 2015:

      Hi Spongebob,

      That is an interesting question, because at the moment, Mars is too cold for astronauts to live on without some form of protection, like living in a closed life support system. So, to make it less cold, Mars actually needs some global warming! People have different ideas about how that could be done: you can take a look at this NASA website to read some to them: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2001/ast09feb_1/