The red planet is believed as the likeliest site for life to have developed, as the collaborating authors allege in their book, called Planets. Professor Brian Cox stated that the Earth might once have three “blue planet” neighbors. As per to Professor Cox, the three unreceptive planets—Venus, Mars, and even Mercury—may possibly have rivers and oceans on their surface. In the “Planets” series, after tracing mankind’s examination of the solar system, he stated that the piping-hot surfaces of Venus, Mercury, and the ice-covered Mars could once have been fit for life, reported The Times.
Venus—which is the Earth’s closest neighbor in the solar system and the second planet from the Sun—is known as “Earth’s Evil Twin.” Its temperatures are capable of melting lead, and its environment is thick with clouds of sulfuric acid. Nevertheless, it was possibly the first “water world”, with clouds, oceans, and blue sky. Venus only parched about 700 Million years ago, and most possibly might have remained that way for 2 Billion years, which is long enough for the progress of life on its surface.
On a similar note, China is focusing on exploring life on Mars. Mars simulation base amid China’s Gobi Desert might be the ideal place to introduce young and budding astronauts to what life will be like on the red planet. Enclosed in red soil and barren hills in northwest China’s Gansu province, the “Mars Base One” permits visitors to discover a variety of space abilities and the rocky, Martian-like landscape. White in color, the base covers 5 sq km and features 9 interrelated modules, counting living quarters, control room, and a greenhouse where vegetables and wheat grow. The base began trial operation and welcomed over 100 local students in the last month.