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||W66 - Modeling the faster cooling of Mars as compared to Earth by measuring relative cooling rates of metal spheres
||Why did Mars cool faster than Earth? And more generally, how do things cool?
It is believed that Mars and Earth were formed of similar geology at about the same time. (Nowadays, we use astrological symbols for planets).
(Assuming that life began at around the same time on both planets, we don't expect any life on Mars now. The last life that may have existed on Mars might have been like some existing life in the Antarctic. A faculty member here has done research on such Antarctic life, and can show you Antarctic rocks which contained such life.)
The diameter of Mars is about 53% that of Earth.
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