Mars atmosphere is much thiner than Earth's

And then how much will Starship heat on a Mars landing comparing to a landing on Earth?

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    $\begingroup$ SpaceX with Red Dragon was contemplating a strange approach, dive deep into the atmosphere and fly a lifting body in the dense atmosphere to better decelerate. They did not report heating numbers in the presentation I saw. NASA Likes to go in direct. SpaceX was planning to take it sporty. (Uhoh - no citations needed in a comment!) $\endgroup$
    – geoffc
    Nov 30 '20 at 16:11

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