Mars is not the answer: astrophysicist explained why mankind will not be saved by the colonization of another planet

Марс не выход: астрофизик объяснил, почему человечество не спасет колонизация другой планеты

Humanity needs to leave the illusion that irreversible changes on Earth will save us colonization of Mars. It will be easier to deal with climate change on their home planet.

This was stated by the British astrophysicist and chief astronomer Royal Martin Rees in an interview with The Guardian, reports UNIAN.

In his opinion, this issue is known physicist Stephen Hawking was wrong.

“It is a mistake to think that we can solve earth’s problems by relocation to Mars. I completely disagree with Musk and my colleague Stephen Hawking for this reason. Because to deal with climate change on Earth is minor compared with the terraforming of Mars (the change in the climatic conditions of the planet for dwelling of terrestrial animals and plants – ed.)”, – said the scientist.

However, he does not exclude that group of people will go to Mars before the end of this century.

Probably by the end of the century, several adventurers will live on Mars. Musk said that he wants to die on Mars, but not from the action of the environment. And it’s not a crazy wish,
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Recently, Elon Musk came up with the idea to hit Mars in a nuclear bomb. In his opinion the explosion may form a “miniature Sun”. They should melt the glaciers at the poles and evaporation may receive the carbon dioxide that creates greenhouse effect. Therefore, there would be such a atmosphere.

Than Mars is dangerous to humans?Because of the significant distance from the Sun Mars gets is 57% less energy than the Earth. Therefore, the annual average temperature of minus 60 degrees.

Mars – terrestrial planet. But with the rarefied atmosphere. Theoretically, if people go to Mars, you will get a very large dose of radiation that will eventually lead to serious health problems and even death.


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