Mars base. Computer artwork of astronauts at a base on Mars. They are inside a large sealed dome that has trees and other plants inside it. These could be used to recycle carbon dioxide to oxygen, as well as providing food. Humans will require protective suits and sealed buildings when living on Mars. This is because the thin atmosphere is nearly all carbon dioxide, and the freezing surface temperature ranges from -89 to -31 degrees Celsius. Mars has no surface water and is a rocky desert world. It has a gravity that is about a third of that of Earth.
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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