Red Mars Setting & Symbolism

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Ares

The Ares is the ship on which the first one hundred colonists traveled to reach Mars.

Nicosa

Nicosa is the first city on Mars that is built above ground.

Harvard Solution

The Harvard Solution is the concept that in order to keep high average students happy and ahead of the grading curve, one has to accept lower quality students into the school. This same solution was applied by the Selection Committee to choose the first hundred colonists.

Tharsis Bulge

During the creation of Mars, and death of the core, the last of the molten core shoved part of the landscape outward, creating a large bulge on the side of the planet. This also caused a variety of other land forms, including radial fractures, volcanoes, and mountains. The bulge is considered one of the primary factors in shaping the surface of Mars.

Walkers

Walkers are a form of...

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