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
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