I was on my way to school and my friend had this local radio station on and they were talking about the shuttler and all... this radio station is in
south florida, i forgot the frequency but anyway they had this guy over the phone and he was telling everything!!
he was like the number one priority of NASA and the International Space Station is the colonization of MARS!!!
He was that a super nova will occur in the sun and that we'll need another place to live so the human race can survive and he said NASA is trying to
colonize Mars and all the talk about the nasa program being in trouble is all bs because we need it.
and the talk show host was stunned ... he said something like, "wait wait, hold on a minute sir... so what your trying to say is that the sun is
going to explode and we're in the stages of colonzing mars?"
definitely be toast in a supernova... However, colonization is a much higher priority than people think. Just this morning, one of our congressmen
(Jim Davis), was on the radio, citing it as one of the primary reasons for continuing in NASA's mission... Last time I checked, we had quite a few
million years before the sun goes nova...(at least according to the majority of scientists).
damn, meant to type billions, not millions...oops!
There's also the bit about having a mass extinction on the Earth (where 70% or more of life goes bye-bye) every 80 million years or so. The last
time was the end of the dinos, giving us at least about 15 million years breathing space... I remember hearing that the most prevalent theory was a
far-orbitting comet dragging in something big from the asteroid belts, but it was mostly speculation...
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