Archaeology, Environmental Science, Equipment, Geography, Geology/Mining, Geophysical methods, Geophysics, Oil and Gas
STATE of affairs Mars geological history is like that of Earth. However, volcanic activity stopped and Mars has proven to have solid core of magma – weak magnetic shield from radiation. High winds, low oxygen and excess CO2 comprises very hostile environment on the Mars surface. Sufficient molecular water source is critical for establishing a colony on Mars. Water was discovered frozen on the surface and in soil as permafrost and salty brines (NASA 2012).