Discussion in 'Environment' started by basquebromance, May 5, 2018.
what about Mars?!
Yeah, we can drop by for fruit n veg on the way home.
Even if there were a "planet B" (pretty witty expression), that's no reason to totally trash this one. Excess begets excess, though, and America's obsession with too much continues to be generalized, even by other nations and cultures.
Tragic that the bounty received has not inspired bountiful intelligence.
Regarding planet B: Remember what George Costanza would say. It's not a fake planet if you believe it.
Mars would be unsuitable for human colonization without centuries of terraforming. Even if we forget the cost of establishing a small permanent base -- 5 to 10 TRILLION dollars --- there's still the fact that ...
1. There is no breathable atmosphere.
2. Gravity of 0.376 G's -- No one spending any appreciable time on Mars could make a return visit earth without an exosuit. There is no hard data on the adverse effects of spending 10 more years on Mars, but loss of bone density and muscle mass would be assured.
3. The thin atmosphere and lack of a magnetosphere means that humans and animals living on Mars would be at a significantly higher risk of cancer and genetic mutation than their earthbound cousins.
4 Temperature extremes from -67F to 90F
Sounds like a standard American holiday.
Yah, there is no Planet B.
No planet B? Then where did Optimus Prime come from?
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