Group discussion

Give your opinion on the issue, backed by citations (from the textbook or other sources).

Please read the news release listed below about a group of scientists and a journalist who were in a yearlong simulation of living on Mars. Based on what you have learned from the course thus far about Mars and the Earth system, and other fact-based information that you may find on the Internet, answer the following questions:

Do you think they have a true or good “real to life” experience of what it would be like to live on Mars for a year? Why or why not? How could concepts of an Earth system (or, in this case, “Mars system”), impact what they would actually experience on Mars?
News Releases:
1) https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/28/mars-scientists-nasa-dome-hawaii-mountain-isolation
2) http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/29/491794937/mars-mission-crew-emerges-from-yearlong-simulation-in-hawaii

 

 

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