To boldly buy where no one has bought before!Posted: August 08, 2012 at 4:36 PM by Brian Beezley
On Monday morning the newest of NASA’s Mars rovers, Curiosity, touched down upon the surface of Mars after a dull 10 month voyage from earth and a 7 minute
terrifying ride down to the surface of the red planet.
What does that mean for us? Well for one, we’re getting an up close and personal view of our neighbouring planet, can search for evidence of extraterrestrial
life and study a planet that at one time may have had an atmosphere and environment much like our own.
And, of course, we need to see what the future of martial Real Estate will be.
It’s just a matter of time before we start seeing Martian condos and vacation properties on our listings; what better time to look into this new and exciting market?Where do you want to visit?
Let’s look at some of the most exciting future vacation spots on our red neighbor!Olympus Mons
Who wouldn’t want to have a great view of the solar system’s largest volcano? No need for volcano insurance, though, since there is no longer any volcanic activity on Mars. As wide as the province of Alberta, this mountain sits atop a 6 km high cliff and stands 25 km over the top of the Martian surface. The
mountain itself has a very gentle slope of only 5 degrees and because of its immense size, it’s not actually possible to tell it’s a mountain at all since much of it is hidden by the curvature of Mars (imagine standing in Moose Jaw and attempting to ‘see’ all of Alberta at once). That’s okay because we all know it’s there and it’s huge!
Okay, so maybe the Solar System’s biggest volcano is a bit of a dud once you get down to the surface. Really from the ground up to the top is going to look just like a gentle slope as far as the eye can see. What we need is a real mountain to build on; one that you can look at and SEE that it’s a serious slope.
Enter Mount Sharp.Mount Sharp
Mount Sharp, named after Mars mission staff and geologist Robert P. Sharp (1911-2004), is situated inside Gale Crater - the landing site for the Curiosity rover. The peak stands about 5.5 km tall in the 154 km wide crater. Scientists hope that Curiosity will be able to analyze the layers of stone and rock to
see if the crater held water and possibly life.
Mount Sharpe is a free standing mountain meaning that it isn’t attached to a mountain range. An earth mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, shares a similar shape and size, and stands at nearly 5.9 km.
How would you like to own a home on the very site where extraterrestrial life was first discovered? If NASA does find Martian fossils, this promises to be one of the quickest selling communities out there.
Maybe going up isn’t your thing? The cliff side communities around the Valles Marineris are sure to be popular with those looking for a vacation home at the Solar System’s real “Grand” Canyon. Measuring 4000 km long and as many as 7 km deep, this canyon system is 5 times longer and 4 times deeper than the North American grand canyon and goes nearly one fifth the circumference of Mars (about the width of the entire United States. Can you imagine the rock climbing opportunities in this picturesque area? Great neighborhoods, good schools and the best space-mule tours to the bottom are just a few of the amenities offered in this prime Real Estate location.What else can draw new buyers to the Red Planet?Cross Country Skiing on the Martian Ice caps?Visit the Giant Face of Mars?Tubing down the Canals of Mars?
Visit the Mars Rover Historical Museum?Where would you like to visit on the Red Planet?
This is an exciting time for exploration and while we may not have the opportunity to buy our own little piece of heaven on Mars anytime soon, one day it may be possible. Until then, let us help in any of your more-down-to-earth Real Estate needs!
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