This day honours Mars, the red planet closest to Earth in our solar system. People all over the world celebrate everything about Mars, including its exploration and colonisation, on this day.
Red Planet Day marks the anniversary of the launch of the Mariner 4 spacecraft on November 28, 1964. Also A historic event will take place on November 28, 2022: the first manned mission to Mars will land on the red planet. This event, which will be known as Red Planet Day from now on, will be a watershed moment for humanity and a giant leap forward in our exploration of the solar system.
For centuries, people have been fascinated by Mars, and the recent discoveries of the Opportunity rover have only heightened that fascination. Red Planet Day is a day to celebrate everything we’ve learned about Mars and look forward to more exploration of the red planet.
The next possible place for people to live after Earth, Mars, “the red planet,” has always been a mystery. The distance between Earth and Mars is approximately 83.006 million kilometres, which makes it difficult to study, but in recent years, all scientists, researchers, and even business people have developed many missions that have helped the people on Earth.
The ancient Egyptians made the first recorded observation of Mars in 1640 BCE. The Babylonians began keeping track of and recording all celestial events around 400 BC. Mars was dubbed “Nergal, the King of Conflicts” at first because the planet’s colour was associated with blood shed during armed encounters with enemies. Ares and Mars were both known as gods of war in their respective pantheons, so the ancient Greeks and Romans must have felt the same way.
Our understanding of Mars has grown tremendously since then. Mars is now known to be a rocky, dusty world with a thin atmosphere. It is home to some of the solar system’s most iconic landscapes, including the Valles Marineris canyons and the towering Olympus Mons volcano.
But one of the biggest unknowns was whether Mars had good old-fashioned water, which is the source of all planets. Flyby missions discovered a few polar ice caps, and the ancient “canals” were discovered to be optical illusions, but that didn’t stop many believers from believing that civilizations once existed on the fourth planet from the sun.
Around this century, many missions, such as orbiter and rover missions, were sent to the Martanian surface to gather more information about the planet.
Mars, despite its remote location, has played an important role in human history. It was the site of one of astronomy’s most important discoveries: the existence of worlds other than our own. It was also the site of humanity’s first forays into interplanetary travel, with early robotic probes such as NASA’s Viking landers touching down on its surface in 1976.
Red Planet Day now commemorates the November 28, 1964, launch of the Mariner 4 spacecraft. Mariner 4 performed the first successful flyby of Mars, returning the first images of the Martian surface.
Mars is still an important part of our exploration plans today. NASA is currently developing numerous missions to send humans to Mars in the years ahead, including the Orion spacecraft and the SLS rocket, which will take us deeper into space than we have ever gone before.
So, what is the significance of Red Planet Day?
To remember everything that Mars has taught us about our place in the universe and to anticipate potential future breakthroughs on this intriguing planet.
A historic event will take place on November 28, 2022: the first manned mission to Mars will land on the red planet.
Facts about the mysterious Red Planet Mars:
The Red Planet Mars has a “blue sunset.” It has oxygen, hydrogen, water vapour, carbon monoxide, and other noble gases in its atmosphere. Although Mars became dead around four billion years ago, it is still considered to be the best option for residing after Earth. As its soil contains water and can be extracted, along with a moderate temperature and ample sunlight, it provides a conducive environment for supporting the idea of a second home after Earth. Earth and Mars have similar landmasses. Mars also has the tallest mountain in the entire universe.