HEAT OF MARS IS LOVE OF LIFE?! TWO WAYS TO LOOK AT MARS
- 1Dept. of Remote Sensing and GIS, Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran, Iran
- 2Dept. of Planetary, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Ferie University of Berlin, Germany
- 3Dept. of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Twentee, the Netherlands
- 4Dept. of Physical Geography, Geomorphology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Temperature, Mars, Literature, Thermal Remote Sensing, Geological Features
Abstract. Earth and Mars travel in neighboring orbits around the sun. Both are rocky planets, but only the earth has the conditions to support life on. Is such a great difference due to their surface temperatures? It is obvious that the surface temperatures of these planets are governed by two factors of: (a) the amount of energy they receive from the sun and, (b) the composition of their atmospheres. If it is true, we must focus more on the Thermal Remote Sensing on Mars. Since heat is an important factor in any physical, chemical and biological study, it can be said that the heat in the form of love and psychological processes is effective for these studies. In study about life on another planet, not only the thermal characteristics are essential but love or passion in Scientists' efforts that are related to inner heat should also be considered. Therefore, in this paper we review the studies on Mars with the emphasis on the temperature. We consider science, art, literature, and technology as well as any things related to the heat including ice melting, volcanology, soil, morphology, and geothermal. As we believe that it must be bridged between mental and science gaps, shouldn't we make both the art and the science convergent? Therefore, we have used different scientific and art resources to make the role of heat in the Mars clear. We are seeking to answer the question whether the heat can be as a common factor in the researches.