Earth is a beautiful mixture of blue and green. Mars has a burnt orange complexion. On Earth, you can go outside and enjoy the weather. Who knows? Maybe if it is sunny, you can go to the beach! On Mars, that won’t be a really good idea. As a fellow Earthling, I am very grateful that our atmosphere protects us from the dangerous radiation and extraterrestrial object but if I were a Martian, I would be out of luck. You could clearly see the drastic differences between our home and our next door planet. For a very long time, I believed that Earth and Mars had nothing in common and that the red planet would be the last place where we would look for life. However, as I read and research more about Mars, I am clearly proven otherwise. Last week, I read a research paper about the carbon cycle on early Earth and its potential similarities to Mars. In the past year, I learned that Mars could have potentially been habitable but I didn’t think about the carbon cycle that in depth. On Earth, we have a carbon-based life system and we can expect this on Mars if the planet is habitable. However, in order to have a sustainable carbon cycle, you need to have carbon reservoirs and both Earth and Mars have similar reservoirs. Turns out, they are not so different after all.