Take a look at info released by NASA here:
Quote: "The Mars Science Laboratory parachute is the largest ever used for a Mars landing. When fully open during descent through the atmosphere, it
had a diameter of 51 feet . A gap between the white and orange-hued sections prevented the chute from being torn during descent. You can see a
duplicate of the parachute inflated during testing at PIA11994 and see the opened parachute during the actual descent of the Mars Science Laboratory
spacecraft at PIA15978."
It is easy to tell that there is no way a parachute of 51 feet diameter ties in with NASA's claim that the atmospheric pressure on the surface of
Mars is 1/100th that of Earth, because it would have the braking ability of a parachute of 0.51 feet diameter on earth - just over six inches.However,
given that gravity on Mars is only a third of that on Earth, we'd have to triple that figure - on Mars objects fall at 3m/s^2. So it would be like
having an 18 inch diameter parachute on Earth at the edge of space, where the density of our atmosphere is similar to what NASA claims for the surface
To have a parachute that worked on Mars as a 51 feet diameter parachute would on Earth, therefore, would take a parachute that was 5100/3 feet in
diameter, 1700 feet (about a third of a mile, or half a kilometre).
The only conclusion therefore, given that the parachute DID have a significant braking effect is that the atmosphere on Mars is very close to that of
earth in terms of the atmospheric pressure:density, and that NASA is lying.
To bring another piece of logic into play, the highest wind speeds recorded (Viking landers) on Mars have been 50mph. With air pressure of 0.01 of
that on earth, that's the equivalent of a wind speed of half of one mph on Earth - not enough to make a parachute lying on the ground flap... and
even given Mars' lower gravity of less than a third of that on Earth, not enough to lift a piece of dust off the ground. On Earth dust storm speeds
are at least 25mph. Even with smaller particulate size of dust on Mars (if that is true), and the lower gravity, if we make the concession that a dust
storm on Mars could start with an Earth equivalent wind speed of 10mph, that would still need winds of 1000mph on Mars to be the equivalent.
On Mars, if you were standing in a 1000mph wind, because of the low pressure of the atmosphere, it would feel like you were standing in a mild
Whilst weather on Mars plays a part, as it does on Earth, on atmospheric pressure, the variation according to the seasons etc is negligible according
to NASA, a maximum of 50%, which still makes the Martian maximum air pressure 0.015 of Earth's...
According to what NASA says here: quest.nasa.gov...
"The average air pressure on Earth is 29.92 inches of mercury (or 1,013 millibars). This is more than 100 times Mars' average of 0.224 inches of
mercury (7.5 millibars)."
My conclusion, taking all of the above into account, and NASA's unwillingness to discuss anomalies on Mars, and their recent desperate efforts to
discourage any commercial manned flights to Mars is that they have a lot to hide. What's going on with Mars?