Mars vs. Earth Infographic

Click on the image for a bigger version!

Mars Infographic

A thorough comparison of various properties for Earth and Mars.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL

November 19, 2013

Yesterday, NASA launched the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission to study the evolution of Mars and its atmosphere.  

In particular, instruments aboard the spacecraft will focus on how the solar wind interacts with Mars' atmosphere and how the levels of volatile compounds — such as carbon dioxide and water vapor — have changed over time.

In the NASA-created infographic above, you can see just how different life would be on Mars.