a reply to: Peeple
Yes if we ever colonise the planet then likely underground dwelling's and facility's will be the best option, you make an excellent point about the
high wind speed's on mars even though the atmosphere is thinner than if you stood on top of Everest and is basically carbon dioxide with a few other
trace gas' thrown in to the mix.
They know as you say that Mars had a much thicker atmosphere in the past and probably a much, much stronger magnetosphere which is almost totally
dead today and strangely arrayed indicating more than simply the core cooling and suggesting a more cataclysmic event which may have disrupted the
Martian core which is only added to as a potential real event in the past when factoring in the massive Martian rift valley and of course the largest
know volcano in the entire solar system named after the legendary Olympus, if the core was jolted before it more or less died this would explain the
disrupted remaining asymmetric and almost erratic placement of the Martian magnetosphere as it exists today and this impact causing this event which
disrupted the core such as a potential impact on one hemisphere of Mars also would explain the vast pressure release event which gave rise to both the
Volcano and the Crustal crack which almost splits the planet in two.
Whatever happened if anything was alive on planet's surface when it did I doubt it survived the initial event, if any did though they would have had
no choice but to leave mars if they had the means with what little they had and to head to any other habitat that may have offered even distant
survivability, so if there had been sentient life there then the only port of call I think they could have made for, these few survivor's would of
course have been the earth.
But for us to go back there today would be a potential history changer if we ever found evidence of this event, of course anything that disrupts the
status quo and there entrenched belief's would be met with resistance and alternative idea's, the time line may be very long ago before humanity for
existence according to cannon evolved and this would be a convenient get out of jail card for them so long as human like remains' stayed at an extreme
So if we ever to go there those colony's will likely be chosen to avoid certain region's that may, just possibly that is, contain any potential
artefacts and the settlers will have to content themselves with normal geological analysis, experimental hydroponics and mineral analysis as well as
setting up there primary first base as a hub for future endeavours and potential mining operation's etc, if the Martian core was disrupted in that
such an event as outlined above then the are near to Olympus Monze would be a prime target for rare mineral deposits due to the likely extrusion of
heavy and valuable minerals in this region but likewise the Valles Marineris region would also provide the option to find deep strata deposit's due to
the depth of the rift so both these locations would be potential areas' for rare mineral extraction which may be how such mission's would be financed
in the distant future.
As such sub Martian dwelling would indeed by the most logical and indeed likely method of colonization and indeed many of these venture's if they are
ever made will actually more and more likely be entirely robotic in nature with no human's present.
Then again Three Dimensional printing, how long before we send out massive three dimensional printers into places like the asteroid belt were
resources would be gathered, processed and used to print complex structures mining the asteroid belt in an almost von neuman like method as self
replicating mining platform's and three D printing facility's self propagated to take advantage of the available resources as well as moving those
resources into orbit around the earth and also potentially mars and constructing vast orbital facility's as well as potentially even habitats for
actual people completely off planet.
Even if no sentience every existed there Mars would still remain a potential if we survive as a civilization and a species over the next thousand
years and it may one day become a necessary way station for this logical step of mining the asteroid belt.
Of course we may deliberately limit our own numbers and also therefore our potential as a species becoming then an evolutionary dead end race and
living in an agrarian society under a totalitarian system of government but if that is the future of humanity it is a grim one indeed so I dearly hope
we break these bond's and continue to expand beyond the earth and to adapt to our new environment's as we do so in the coming century's, indeed I
regard it as a necessary return to humanity's true potential, sadly there are some extremely self convinced elitist type's whom want the other future,
people limited in numbers, a planet left mainly to nature and those few people allowed to live doing so in a tightly controlled society ruled over by
an extreme minority.
Which mean's if you think about it the authors of the Florida guide stones are the enemy of Nasa.
Humanity has survived a lot just to get here and now we have people that want to impose limitation's on what we are allowed to become, stop our
children from being born and to kill off anyone they don't want to have in there version of an ideal society thus stopping human evolution and
adaptation dead and leaving the human race as a living fossil that will then no longer be able to adapt to the coming changes which will then lead to
there inevitable demise as a species.
They have to leave the planet to survive as it is there true manifest destiny to do so.