This Mars Infographic From Time Explains Why Human Habitation is Hard

By: Alyson Wyers - Oct 29, 2015
References: time & designtaxi
Following the recent news of the discovery of liquid water on the red planet, this Mars infographic explains why it would actually be very difficult to live on Mars. Created by TIME magazine, the chart 'Why It Would Be So Hard to Live On Mars: Seven Reasons the Red Planet is Inhospitable to Humans' takes the position that life on Mars, as humans, is basically impossible.

The radiation resulting from a long-term Mars mission would be extremely dangerous. The average temperature is a "paralyzing" -81 degrees Fahrenheit (or -63 Celsius). What does exist of atmosphere is composed of a toxic 96% carbon dioxide. Martian gravity is 38% of Earth's, which would affect human cardiovascular, muscular and skeletal systems. The Mars infographic also analyzes bugs, infrastructure and psychology.