Why Should We Explore Mars? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   We should explore Mars for many different reasons. Space is the final frontier of exploration. What better place to start than Mars, the closest planet? Mars is a lot like the earth. It has ice caps at its poles. Its day is about as long as ours. Mars also has canyons and mountains, similar to Earth. We also think Mars may have had water in earlier stages of development.

We should explore Mars for new medicines. There could be cures for many "incurable" diseases, including AIDS and cancer! Our planet is also getting overcrowded. If we could eventually build a space colony there, many people could move there. Mars might also have life that we could study, or communicate with.

Mars also could help us find some of the secrets of the development of our planet. Mars may hold valuable minerals which could be very useful. We could find a new energy source that would be very valuable. We should also explore Mars out of pure curiosity, since the days of Orson Wells and his "War of the Worlds" (which caused much hysteria), people have wondered about Mars. We have just begun our journey into the Solar System and with new information and data being revealed every day, we should definitely explore our neighbor and fellow terrestrial planet. u

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 11:30 am
i love this so much!
KERBLE123 said...
Feb. 2, 2015 at 3:08 pm
The launch is scheduled for 2023
Drago22 said...
Apr. 9, 2013 at 8:51 pm
Thank you this was really useful information
MyNameWasTooLong said...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 8:59 pm
This is absolutely amazing!  I was so stuck on my science project that I've been working on for weeks and after reading this ideas were just FLOWING SO EASILY!  This is AWESOME.  THANK YOU(:
Ilovetoexplore said...
Jan. 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm
i need to do a eesay about exploration. this was helpful........ thank u so much.
mars said...
May 20, 2010 at 11:17 pm
i needed to write a essay why shoud humans  explore mars tis was helpful
hime replied...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 5:18 pm
i also had to write an essay on why humans should explore mars.....thank you!
EarthIsMyKindaPlanet said...
Dec. 16, 2009 at 10:25 pm
I loved this!
I needed to write why we should explore mars and when i had no other idaes u where helpful :)
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