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Originally posted by Indenu
I like your idea
S + F
Edit: we'd want both planets because we're humans.. we want bigger and better of everythingedit on 4-2-2012 by Indenu because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Our near-term goal is to establish viable self sustaining colonys on mars
First step. After that, then we can start considering other planets...but the first step will be mars
Actually, not really..the first step will be the moon, then space stations, then mars.
But the long term goal is to have the entire solar system under some sort of control...then we can start eyeing very long term goals (other solar systems.) once we have perfected terraforming and biosphere equilibrium.
Originally posted by justwokeup
Thats the way to do it. On the way to doing it we will need to develop decent methods of propulsion rather than chemical rockets. This allows us a chance of deflecting asteroids threatening the earth.
The options are
a) control the solar system
b) become extinct.
I vote for A.
"The best explanation for these observations so far is the flow of briny water," said Alfred McEwen of the University of Arizona, Tucson. McEwen is the principal investigator for the orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
"These dark lineations are different from other types of features on Martian slopes," said Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project Scientist Richard Zurek of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. "Repeated observations show they extend ever farther downhill with time during the warm season."
The features imaged are only about 0.5 to 5 yards or meters wide, with lengths up to hundreds of yards. The width is much narrower than previously reported gullies on Martian slopes. However, some of those locations display more than 1,000 individual flows. Also, while gullies are abundant on cold, pole-facing slopes, these dark flows are on warmer, equator-facing slopes.
it created a fireball about 190 million sq km (73 million sq mi), which is a larger area than the Pacific Ocean.