Is Mars a Friend of the Earth?

I heard they didn’t like us. They might even invade us and take over, and then we’d have a War of the Worlds.

Turns out My Favorite Martian isn’t so friendly after all!

We sure spend a lot of money sending robots there. Some idiots are thinking about sending people there.

We can’t live there. The atmosphere is too thin, and it’s poisonous. There is no hot core to the planet anymore because the planet is too small. The core cooled off. We know there used to be a hot core because of all the dead volcanoes.

Because there’s no hot core anymore, there’s no organized magnetic field.

Without a magnetic field, there’s nothing to shield people from harmful rays. Even spacemen in colonies would have to live indoors and still be subject to bad stuff coming from the sun.

I think it’s a waste of money to send people there, and it’s no friend.