We begin Sterling’s journey to the planet of Mars, the last of the terrestrial planets.
As Sterling rocketed towards the first planet on the list, he logged into the intergalactic supercomputer to try and get a quick overview about the first planet on the list; Mars also known as the Red Planet. And Sterling instantly saw why, the planet literally is red. The supercomputer also said that Mars was much colder than earth was and that he should probably dress warm as it has an average temperature of -55°F. One other big thing that Sterling found on the supercomputer was that is that Mars may have contained life at some point in the past; so hopefully he could find some proof of that.
Mars has been a huge part of pop culture as many movies have been made about the Red planet and has always been shrouded in mysterious. No other planet is more popular, besides earth of course, and usually goes along the lines of life on other planets.
“It would be amazing to find some kind of proof or something about life on here!” Sterling exclaimed.
The rocket then entered the atmosphere of the planet and softly touched down to the rocky and desolate surface of the Red planet. Sterling then climbed into his spacesuit and jumped out of the rocket with excitement and a mind for adventure to learn about Mars.
Sterling first set out to explore the mountain of Olympus Mons, the largest mountain in the solar system. He looked in awe at the immense size of the volcano.
“Never seen anything like this. Bigger than the turkey mom and dad make on Thanksgiving!’ He to yelled to himself.
Sterling then noticed that the Martian was scared. He calmly stated “I’m not here to hurt you, but rather learn about Mars, could you help me?”
The Martian replied “ Why certainly, it would be a great pleasure of mine. My name is Marty by the way”. Marty then stood up and put his right hand over his chest and bowed.
“Mine is Sterling”, he said and did the same. He then stuck his hand out. “This is how we say hello on Earth”. Marty then shook his hand.
Marty then proceed to show him more of what Mars had to offer. Stating that Mars is smaller than earth, but still very capable of sustaining life.
Marty went on to say that Mars is farther away from the sun meaning that it takes longer to go around the earth, therefore its “year” is much longer. They then went to Valles Marineris, which is a system of canyons over 2400 miles long and can as deep as 4 miles.
“This is like the Grand Canyon like in Arizona”, sterling told Marty
Sterling then Stold Marty that they needcd to get going to the other planets so he could finish his report.
So Sterling and Marty headed back to the rocket with loads of information set off for the planet of Jupiter.