Problems with colonizing mars
Among extraterrestrial bodies in our solar system, Mars is singular in that it possesses all the raw materials required to support not only life, but a new branch of human civilization. This uniqueness is illustrated most clearly if we contrast Mars with the Earth s Moon, the most frequently cited alternative location for extraterrestrial human.
Since Debate is over in Kansas I decided to use my cards. Most are updated and I hope you enjoy. Inherancy: it will take to long to colonize. Golbus 11 (AL Golbus, NASA Official, April 29, 2011 accessed Oct. 24, 2011, AL) How long did it take to build New York? California? France? Even given ample funds the first.
With the possibility of catastrophes hitting Earth and current problems such as global warming and an exploding population becoming worse, colonizing Mars could be humanity s option to continue sustaining life. The U.S. is already going after a manned mission to Mars in the future, and missions to the Red Planet, such as the Mars Global Surveyor.
Mars is the focus of much speculation and scientific study about possible human colonization. Its surface conditions and the likely presence of water on Mars make it arguably the most hospitable of the planets in the Solar System, other than Earth. Mars requires less energy per unit mass (delta-v) to reach from Earth than any planet except Venus.
We are an international symposium, spanning students and professionals, scientists and laymen alike, all with a desire to colonize and terraform Mars. Our visitors have the opportunity to submit ideas in these evolving fields, knowing they are literally writing the books on Mars. Their articles are discussed by the scientific community until the.
If humans want to colonize the Red Planet one day, as NASA hopes to do sometime in the next century, this naturally occurring thyroid disruptor and additive of rocket fuel may pose problems for human health. That s why two Texas Tech University researchers were asked last December to NASA s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, to.
Most science fiction and news stories describe Mars terraforming as a long term but simple process. You warm up the planet first, with greenhouse gases, giant mirrors, impacting comets or some such. You land humans on the surface right away and they introduce lifeforms designed to live on Mars. Over a period of a thousand years or so, life spreads.