Here's the problem with living on Mars someday: You're sitting in your lawn chair in your fully self-contained envirosuit, sipping a marstini (see what I did there?) through your suit's built-in straw module and then WHAM! A space rock slams into the ground next to you ruining a perfectly good time.
It's likely to happen, as NASA recently concluded that space rocks causing craters in excess of 12 feet in diameter rocket into the planet about 200 times per year. Mars lacks Earth's protective atmosphere, so instead of burning up at higher altitudes, the rocks … Read more