Stuff we breathe

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 STUFF WE BREATH

Scientists are learning more and more about the Martian atmosphere. Is the atmosphere good enough to breathe? The latest results answer no. Scientist Joe Blow, who is on the voyage to Mars, discovered many things about the atmosphere. The Martian atmosphere is made of three layers. The first layer is mainly cloud; the second layer is 90% carbon dioxide and the last layer are dust clouds. The atmosphere is too thin for humans to breathe. That is why the answer to our question is no. The atmosphere is so thin that it will burn or freeze humans to death. Joe Blow and his assistant Billy Bob discovered that with all the carbon dioxide on Mars the Greenhouse Effect is very minor. This is due to the low density of the atmosphere. There are many different cloud formations. There are streaky clouds that are all over Mars. There are also clouds that look like waves. "It is so cold on Mars that clouds are usually made out of dry ice or frozen CO2," stated Joe Blow. The atmospere was formed by interior outgasing which is when gases come out of the ground. Mars has stopped out gasing so the atmospere is going to get smaller and smaller. Joe Blow and Billy Bob are still doing exparaments with the atmospere and are going to see if some day humans can breathe on Mars. To learn more about this topic click here.

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