Since the early decades of the 20th century
Writers, artists and futurists had dared to dream of what life might be like on Mars. These dreams were informed by science that was evolving quickly.
Our raku pottery vase this week is called ‘A Morning on Mars’ and as you can see this art piece evokes what a Martian landscape might look like with it’s hazy iridescence.
But what would a morning on Mars really be like?
Like Earth, Mars is tilted on it’s axis and thus experiences day and night. It’s day is slightly longer that here on Earth – 24.6 hours. Because Mars is further from the sun, the light received is less than half of that here on Earth. One would be able to see Earth and the Moon from Mars, though they would appear star-like, much like Venus, our ‘morning star’.
As we Earthlings
Inch ever closer toward putting a person on the planet, one can only hope that we treat that planet better than the one we are on now.