Merry Christmas from Mars

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  1. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

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  2. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

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    It's absolutely astonishing. Suddenly, the feasibility of colonising Mars has just cranked up a notch or two.
     
  3. colly

    colly Re member eR

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    Pity the poor bloody Martians then.:sad:
     
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  4. postman

    postman Legendary Member

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    Form a queue behind me,i'll go i fancy a bit of colonising. hqdefault.jpg and anything to get away from Brexit.
     
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  5. C R

    C R Über Member

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    Lack of water is only one of the problems.

    Lack of a magnetic field means that cosmic radiation and solar wind particles reach the surface, so radiation levels are higher than on earths surface.

    The thin atmosphere and lack of ozone means there is no shield against solar UV radiation.

    The soil is full of perchlorates, which are highly toxic, so groing crops on martian soil would require much more than just mixing manure.

    That just off the top of my head.

    I would love to see a permanent colony in Mars within my lifetime, but the technological advances needed are yet to take place.
     
  6. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

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    Water (or ice) can be used as a radiation shield, and an effective one at that at the levels experienced on the Martial surface.

    Water means air and fuel. Air means fertiliser as well as something to breathe. The consequential benefits are staggering. My undergrad is in Planetary Studies, and just thinking about the consequences for manned Martian exploration make my head spin.

    None of the other issues are remotely insurmountable. The real issue is paying for the technology to meet those challenges, rather than the challenges themselves.
     
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  7. Threevok

    Threevok President of the Not From Brazil party

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    Quaid - Start the reactor !!!!
     
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  8. C R

    C R Über Member

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    Getting all that mass off of earth's surface and onto mars is the biggest technological challenge at the moment.
     
  9. pawl

    pawl Guru


    Don’t bother it’s full of gigantic pot holes.
     
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  10. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    Some flat earthers will consider the pictures are just part of the NASA/ESA/Spacex conspiracy. :wacko:
     
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  11. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    I actually think thats the Martian city that's twinned with Mexico city?
    Could be wrong
     
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  12. C R

    C R Über Member

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    And frozen at that, make sure you take your ice tires. ;)
     
  13. pawl

    pawl Guru


    Yummy frozen Mars
     
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  14. C R

    C R Über Member

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    :laugh:
     
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    YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

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    Who here, given the chance would take a one way flight to Mars?
     
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