Needed Articles

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This is the global collection of articles that are needed by Marspedia and shall be a guide for authors, who want to start new articles without knowing which direction to go. Articles with existing links may need expansion.


Mars Planetary Science

  • List of Mars Calendars
  • Observing Mars with a Telescope
  • Mars' Orbital Position
  • The Goldilocks Zone
  • Martian "Geomorphology". What processes have shaped Mars?
  • Martian geomorphology: What processes have shaped Mars?
  • What are the different topologies on Mars?
  • Global dust storms
  • What is the date on Mars? What year/season/month is it?
  • Upper atmosphere chemical processes
  • What do the differences in gravity show us?
  • Reflectance and emission spectroscopy
  • Mineral identification from satellite, balloon, and aircraft carried instruments
  • Multispectral and thermal infrared imaging
  • Geological processes that have shaped Mars
  • What minerals could be mined on Mars?
  • Mineral spatial distribution
  • Subsurface water or ice deposits
  • Surface ice at poles
  • Surface elevation profiles and maps

Mars Spacecraft/Robotic Missions

  • Utility of unmanned missions
  • Scientific data (collection/transmission/interpretation)
  • Follow the water strategy
  • Subsurface search strategy
  • On-site organic compound detection
  • DNA/RNA analysis chips
  • Spectrographic imagery
  • Multispectral mineral identification
  • Multimission timelines
  • Mission sequences
  • Current and planned instruments
  • Orbital vs. lander vs. robotic exploration
  • Hohmann transfer orbits
  • Aerocapture orbits
  • Earth-Mars cyclers
  • Chemical propellants
  • Nuclear thermal rockets
  • Ion propulsion
  • Solar mirrors
  • Solar photoelectric systems
  • Wind power (surface and aloft)
  • Mars to Earth communication systems
  • Equatorial stationary satellites (for communication)
  • Aeropositioning satellites (analagous to GPS)
  • Miniaturized chemical/molecular identification systems
  • Laser communication systems
  • Advanced sensing
  • AI autonomy
  • 3D printing of complex geometries
  • Self-replicating machines
  • Hybrid machine enhanced biologics
  • Exploration missions (list including chronology and instruments)
  • Imagery
  • Spectroscopy
  • Communications
  • Lander mission atmospheric seasonal measurements
  • Subsurface drilling and chemical analysis
  • Degrees of autonomy
  • Solar vs. RTG electrical power sources
  • Regolith sampling and mineral identification

Mars Human Exploration

Mars Human Settlement

  • Settlement facilities
  • Inter-settlement transportation
  • Exploration rovers and rover assistants
  • Falcon Heavy for nonhuman payloads
  • Big Falcon Rocket for human/nonhuman payloads
  • CO2 scrubbers (chemical or biological)
  • Biosystems to maintain 02/CO2 ratio
  • Distribution of water (liquid and ice) on Mars
  • Impurities in water on Mars
  • Size and specialization of settlements
  • Manufactured products
  • Architecture of buildings
  • Wheeled vs. railed surface transportation
  • Will Martians eat meat?
  • How will the Martians communicate across the planet?
  • Total thermal energy need per capita
  • Total electrical need per capita
  • 100% Mars-sourced food production
  • Crop choices influenced by ability to thrive in Mars environments
  • The listing and timing of materials produced from Mars resources
  • Additive manufacture (incl. 3D printing)
  • Will individual settlements establish their own societal rules?
  • Who owns Mars?
  • Mars, LEO, Moon trade triangle
  • Increase in pressure needed to allow standing liquid pure water on surface
  • Increase in surface temperature to partially melt polar ice caps

Mars Outreach

Mars Arts and Literature

  • chronology of Mars science fiction
  • lists of Mars science fiction by plot-line focus
  • list of book sources for Mars facts, history, etc.
  • List of plays
  • List of movies
  • List of documentaries
  • List of TV Series
  • List of music
  • List of computer games
  • List of board games
  • Accuracy of depiction of Mars in popular culture