How to Grow Crops on Mars If We Are to Live on the Red Planet

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According to via The Conversation. T (This article and its images were originally posted on Space.com September 23, 2018 at 08:06AM.)

Preparations are already underway for missions that will land humans on Mars in a decade or so. But what would people eat if these missions eventually lead to the permanent colonization of the red planet?

Once (if) humans do make it to Mars, a major challenge for any colony will be to generate a stable supply of food. The enormous costs of launching and resupplying resources from Earth will make that impractical. [How Living on Mars Could Challenge Colonists (Infographic)]

Humans on Mars will need to move away from complete reliance on shipped cargo, and achieve a high level of self-sufficient and sustainable agriculture.

The recent discovery of liquid water on Mars – which adds new information to the question of whether we will find life on the planet – does raise the possibility of using such supplies to help grow food.
But water is only one of many things we will need if we’re to grow enough food on Mars.

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This article and its images were originally posted on [Space.com] September 23, 2018 at 08:06AM. Credit to the original author and Space.com | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

 

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