Mars

Mars so close

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Fifteen years have passed since Mars was so close to the Earth, and it will not be this close again until 2035! Come to Quinta do Covelo, in Porto, to observe the red planet, a moon eclipse and Saturn using telescopes

Surviving on Mars

Is Mars capable of sustaining human life? As soon as a crew lands on the surface of Mars, its resistance will be tested under the harsh conditions of the red planet. Talk with researchers Isabel Abreu and Pedro Machado about surviving on Mars. Read more

Going to Mars

Leaving the Earth and travelling to the red planet involves several technological and physiological challenges. What do we need to go, live and be able to return? Talk with researchers Rui Agostinho and Pedro Fevereiro about travels to Mars. Read more

Surviving on Mars
Mars 2030: Session 3

How can a staffed space mission survive on Mars? Which mineral and energetic resources will be available? A conversation with Isabel Abreu e Pedro Machado about surviving on Mars.

Beyond Mars
Mars 2030: Session 4

Which other places in the Solar System can we try to inhabit? Will the future generations have a colony awaiting them on one exoplanet? A conversation with researchers Nuno Santos and Ricardo Louro about going beyond Mars.

Going to Mars
Mars 2030: Session 2

To leave Earth and to travel to the red planet implies countless technological and physiological challenges. What will we need to go, to survive and to be able to return? A conversation with researchers Rui Agostinho and Pedro Fevereiro about journeys to Mars.