If I were on Mars, science fiction essay by Liya Nair
This science essay was shortlisted from Khula Aasmaan science essay competition for children
Science essay by Liya Nair, class 7, Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Vivek Vihar, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
This science fiction essay on mars was part of the shortlist from Science Day 2019 science essay competition. This essay competition was organised by Khula Aasmaan and Science Park, Pune
Mars, the red planet, is the fourth planet from the sun. It is the second-smallest planet in the solar system with a diameter of about 6,794.650 km. In the 19th century, astronomers first observed what was thought to be sign of life on Mars. Mars takes around 687 earth days to complete one revolution around the Sun. The length of a day on Mars is 24 hours, 39 minutes, 35 seconds.
While the scientists keep sending spacecrafts and movers on Mars to conduct their research, I often dream about going to the mars to understand if there are any people living there and whether life is actually possible on this planet or not. I wish I get some special power, then I would visit Mars and see how the planet really is. As I have seen many pictures of Mars but I want to see Mars with my own eyes. If I were on Mars, I would just explore every bit of it to learn. I would just also live at different places on the planet to experience the variation in climate. I have learn in some books about the climate condition of Mars that is "Mars too has seasonal changes like our forth. But given its distance from the Sun, Mars is quite cold." I really wish to make Mars a livable place and I would take all the humans to Mars. I want this planet to stay as pure as our forth was during the beginning of thetimes. Nowadays people are destroying our planet, earth. I would want them to destroy Mars too. If I ever got a chance to be on Mars and manage things there, I would grow many planets. I would also ensure that there is no pollution on the planet Mars. I would make sure the people who eventually come to live on the planet lead a simple life like that of a villager devoid of the high-tech gadgets that are ruining our planet, earth. And I would also urge the people living there to contribute in keeping the atmosphere clean.
I just want people to learn from the mistakes made on earth. We have almost destroyed our beautiful planet, earth. I wish we do not do the same with the planet which is not even in livable condition yet.
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