You are tripping. Here’s why. Despite Star Trek and Star Wars, interstellar travel is impossible for either us or the aliens (who are probably out there somewhere). No one can approach the speed of light. Maybe you might make 0.10%. The closer to the speed of light (relative to your departure point) the exponentially amount... Continue Reading →
Well, the question would be better for me if you had asked “If I had to make a choice, would you rather live on Mars or Venus?” Because quite frankly, living on either planet is not a good idea. However, of the two, Mars is better because Venus is too hot and rains sulfuric acid... Continue Reading →
Why? You want to do it? The first thing is to go there, and probably outside our solar system because we’ve pretty much claimed everything here already. Next, plop down your own flag and hope someone more powerful than you doesn’t show up after you.
Aliens have a dual definition: the people Trump wants out of the USA and the people from outer space. Since people from outer space are called aliens, then it matters not whether they are from Mars or somewhere else. They are aliens. Therefore, "alien", "Martian" and "extraterrestrial" are synonymous, except not all aliens come from... Continue Reading →
Oh I don’t know. It’s a lot further than I usually go to visit exotic places. There’s no breathable air. There’s no suitable soil to grow anything. I’m an outdoor kind of person, but you just can’t go out on Mars without a spacesuit. There’s dangerous solar radiation bombarding the place. NASA has established that... Continue Reading →
This article was originally posted on Business Insider. A NASA-sponsored study found there's not enough carbon dioxide on Mars to deliberately modify the planet's atmosphere (known as terraforming). This means terraforming isn't a viable option to make the planet habitable for humans. Terraforming the planet was the entire basis for Elon Musk's plans to colonize... Continue Reading →
It would be really fast. Put your science fiction behind you. If we could use nuclear power to achieve a half of a percent of the speed of light it would be fantastic. We could reach the nearest star in 800 years! We could reach the Trappist-1 system in a mere 8000 years! Wake up... Continue Reading →
It is already more polluted. It has so much CO2 that it is uninhabitable. The atmosphere is too thin to breath and the solar rays from the sun are deadly.
Probably, and that’s why terraforming is a bad idea. Inside the scientifically minded community, there are two distinct ideas. Don’t contaminate. Leave whatever planet it happens to be in the original prestine condition so we can study it. (This is the predominant, tree hugging concept.) Screw number 1. Terraform the planet. Make it livable for humans,... Continue Reading →