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 →
Curiously, in the northern hemisphere our winter is when the sun is closest to the sun and our summer is when we are farthest from the sun. Winter and summer seem more about what angle the sun is rather than how close it is. That being said, Mars has no atmosphere or magnetosphere to speak of, while... 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 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 →
We spend 600 billion dollars every year on the military. What would happen if NASA had that kind of money? Here's a very cool YouTube video that I love to watch!
Although, scientifically, we could do as much or more with our rovers, robots and probes than manned space travel, and we can and do it cheaper and safer than manned space travel with our probes and rovers, people will still go to Mars. Why? Well, I suppose it’s the same reason people went to North... Continue Reading →
I don’t want to move to Mars. It’s a very dangerous environment, you’d be indoors all the time or else wearing a spacesuit for short adventures outdoors. I don’t even think it’s advantageous for humans to go to Mars at all when we could just as well, and for much less expense, send our probes... Continue Reading →