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This will for ever change the way you thought about humans landing on Mars

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posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 02:45 PM
Living in the era of blockbuster movies, of special effects that fool the brain into parallel realities, which take us to galactic civilizations and worlds of other stars at distances inmensurable to the human perspective or closer to home, to our planetary neighbourhood, which then seems less mysterious or exotic in comparison, we forget about the grandiosity of distance and of the almost religious experience that getting There represents. More precisely to Mars, millions of miles away but right there on the big screen in 3D and some meters away makes us accustomed to it and unable to appreciate how extraordinary an odyssey it would be to step on its rust red land.

Because when we now hear about our attempts to get humans there, they become paled next to the journey of traversing wormholes or travelling in antimatter spaceships en route to Alpha Centauri. If we could only understand, or feel the distances involved in getting to Mars, then Mars would become not the planet next door but that unreachable place, again a red star.

This little journey puts things into perspective

...and will probably, once more, get you excited about Mars

edit on 22-8-2016 by thyextendedself because: typos

edit on 22-8-2016 by thyextendedself because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 02:59 PM
I'm more interested in the Nazi bases..

posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 03:11 PM
a reply to: thyextendedself

Interesting article. Paints a vivid image in my mind of how grand the distance to travel will be, and how insignificant humans appear from an outside perspective. Hopefully if we get there we can not f*ck it up like we're doing here, but humans are humans regardless of the planet they are living on

posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 04:38 PM
Theres a whole inner earth yet to be discovered, ans you want Mars?

But seriously, Mars terra forming needs to start ASAP

posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 05:42 PM
Comparing to Columbus ? Then came these newfangled things we call aircraft that traverse the world constantly. In hours. Then came these "spaceships" that took us to the moon. Then faster , better ones.Give it 5 years...

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