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Life on Mars

Manned missions to Mars are likely by the end of the decade. Here's what it'll take to make it a potential Earth 2.0.

Mars has always been an interesting target

Mars is roughly 140 million miles from Earth and temperatures reach -195 degrees Fahrenheit. So why is there such interest to settling the Red Planet? The U.S. and China — and private enterprises like SpaceX — plan to send manned missions to Mars within the next decade. But just getting there is only the first piece of settling earthlings on Mars. The other half is what to do when you get there. Astronauts have simulated conditions on Mars, living in domes near a Hawaiian volcano as part of the NASA-funded HI-SEAS project.

The safest way to have done it by far is to have sent along habitats

“First thing you would do, you know, once you've landed and, you know, sort of said, okay, I'm still alive, I'm still here in one piece. Probably the most efficient thing to do and the safest thing to do is to put your habitat underground. The UV Radiation from the sun. The Martian atmosphere doesn't block all of it. If you're outdoors too much unprotected, you can get pretty badly burnt. Just having things underground would protect you from things like meteorites,” Michael Shara, Astrophysics Curator - American Natural History Museum tells Brut. Shara says there are other ways to survive the harsh Martian atmosphere. 1 million people living on Mars would need 194,000 transport ships full of food for the first year alone according to the University of Central Florida. Settlers achieving food independence is a must before large scale immigration, Shara concludes.

The more learned about living on Mars, the more technologies that will be known about living on Mars

Despite the existential benefit of having a habitable place besides the Earth where humans can live. He also says he hopes life on Mars will help humanity answer the fundamental questions about our role in the universe. If something really catastrophic happens on Earth, really catastrophic that endangers the human race. Humanity does not have a plan B. We all live on one planet. The entire species is dependent on this one planet. Having a Plan B is always a good idea.

Brut.

01/18/2020 10:57 AM
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44 comments

  • Alan W.
    02/01/2020 01:58

    I swear he said “extract the oxygen from the gravel”

  • Donovan J.
    01/30/2020 20:35

    God made earth for us to live in not mars lol

  • Osvaldo M.
    01/30/2020 17:31

    This is all fake idk why you amertbuybjnto all this crap..space force?!😂😂🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Troy S.
    01/28/2020 22:27

    The whole planet of Mars has been radiated for billions of years anyone who goes there will most likely die there or on the way

  • Kiprop A.
    01/28/2020 00:51

    I think it is easier and cheaper to restore Earth. 😊

  • Michael N.
    01/27/2020 19:08

    Only earth home of people.. knows God why put the earth people

  • Mohammed W.
    01/26/2020 18:19

    You have destroy our habitable planet Earth, there's no way for another 😍😄😃

  • Jason R.
    01/26/2020 17:05

    World war 3 nuclear war mother earth was die,plan b of america go to mars 50 years b4 back to the earth again..

  • Jason R.
    01/26/2020 17:02

    Fake news

  • Muhammad I.
    01/26/2020 11:59

    If possible all evils like monisters peoples send to mars killer and teriost then he done job on mars like agriculture and mining and made pyrmid like egption king Fron

  • Niccholai D.
    01/25/2020 22:39

    When we live on Mars and left the earth polluted, what is the plan now? Don't tell me when the Mars is polluted well transfer another planet😒 why can't we just change the earth and help build new trees instead of leaving it destroyed 😔 it seems like God waisted his creation

  • Parvez R.
    01/25/2020 18:28

    Who is God? https://youtu.be/nIbnUMqLQ78

  • Zirhad D.
    01/25/2020 13:35

    The rich are destroying our planet now their trying to run from their problems which isn’t going to happen no amount of money is going to save them.

  • Mansa M.
    01/25/2020 09:22

    During the aftermath of destruction on planet earth 🌍 🌎 🌏 those elitist 🇬🇧🇺🇸🇮🇱🇸🇦 🇷🇺 🇦🇺 will be laughing on the planet called MARS eating on a MARS 🍫 bar! COLD 🐍 BLOODED!

  • 几卫
    01/25/2020 01:15

    research flat earth. hahahah XD

  • Jonathan R.
    01/24/2020 12:44

    Humans, always trying to find something and exploiting it knowing it’s not theirs.

  • Alex R.
    01/24/2020 02:48

    There y’all go trying to destroy other planets for profit, how about let’s work on fixing this one.

  • Marc W.
    01/24/2020 02:27

    Well we could try to reforest as much empty land as possible and find better ways to build and better ways recycle our waist. That would be more feasible than building a whole new environment on a inhospitable palnet that would cost billions, money that would be better spent fixing our current problems.

  • Devontre A.
    01/24/2020 01:41

    What other ideas do you guys have? Earth is getting over populated and we are slowly killing our planet, sending people to mars and making a livable place is a good idea, but I want to see some other ideas on what we should do?

  • John L.
    01/24/2020 01:28

    If this happens in the future and if I die I wish I could spectate