Only a coprolite is fit to live on Mars.
With the psi you’d have a dog’s lifespan anyway. Who’d want to live in domes that have to be hermetically sealed and pressurized? The atmosphere allows the solar radiation to do nasty things to the material. With the planetary winds, the potential of a rock hurled at the dome causing just a little crack is very real. The result is you will be ribbon poop.
This the blunt truth of life on Mars. It’s a dead planet. It is a squirrelly little planet.
The lungs like pressure. The 14.69 psi at sea level on Earth is lousy as well. This is probably why few hear of scientists speaking in detail about rushing to Mars. You bring up the topic of living conditions, barometric pressure, and actual mixture of gases, and you’ve stumbled into the doorway of quantum longevity. Everybody clams up. Eyes dart back and forth. They act as if Nixon’s ghost is in the corner of the room and they are not sure if you see it too.
The only reason why I pursued geophysics is for the sake of quantum longevity. It’s a secretive world like that of the alchemists of old. It’s worse than searching for Bigfoot. No one lets you know where they’re hunting.
But let’s forget Mars and think big. Let’s talk of other planets– living planets or planets that have a similar or better psi that we can built upon.
Manuel Alcubierre’s warp drive was considered proved in 2012 . . . but not perfected. Everybody is hung up on negative energy. That’s like an advancing army being overly concerned about its flanks. You’ve got the enemy by the nose– it is time to deliver the blow. It is time to push ahead with a president who wants to think big and even mentioned the potential of deep space exploration.
Without getting into the arguments of the actual verifiable speed of light in intergalactic space, let’s try to explain Alcubierre’s warp drive a little . Under conventional, that is to say, nuclear propulsion we could propel a spaceship just under the speed of light. There are a lot of problems here. One, it would take 4.3 light years to travel to Alpha Centauri, our nearest star. Worst is that the spaceship would acquire such mass that it would bend space around it. This would effect space-time. In other words, the spaceship would be moving within an entirely slower load, so to say. No one inside would be aware of it because everything is moving in sync within the load. So now we have a time warp.
This is what first confounded rocket scientists in the 1950s. It was a Catch 22. Speed was necessary to give us a chance to make other worlds, but said speed created a time warp. The result is that a round trip to Sirius, the original analogy used, would take 18 light years, but as far as the crew’s experience they had done it all around a day. They come back and find 18 years had passed on Earth. That throws a kink in deep space exploration.
How to overcome the speed of light? How to overcome the bending of space with such massive speeds?
Alcubierre’s warp drive did it. The spaceship really isn’t traveling. . . . kinda. It is bending space. Space is traveling round the spaceship to some extent. The warp drive would cause space to wrinkle up behind the spacecraft like a wave in a carpet and stretch out in front. The potential is traveling in a secure warp bubble inside this warp of space. Potentially you could go many times the speed of light. This would open the galaxy to us in no time.
Artist’s conception of a spaceship built into the warp drive.
The problem ultimately will probably be that warp bubble inside where the spaceship is.
It is time to put aside the idea of manning Mars with conventional space rubbish. It is time to prepare to make the jump into the galaxy at terrific warp speeds that maintain our own time continuum. Mars is something passed in a couple of minutes and the pilot can call our attention to it on our left. Aside from being a stop for a tour guide or a solar Antarctica where scientist spy on each other, I don’t see much value in setting up house. There certainly is little motivation and thus Congress just doesn’t let loose with the purse strings. . . . understandably. But for all the galaxy? For economic boom ad perpetuity? Yes!
Money must be poured into NASA and the various techs to perfect Alcubierre’s warp drive and stabilize it. Once perfected, remote probes can be designed with it and we can start sending them out to Alpha Centauri, Sirius, and especially to systems indicating planets are in orbit around their suns that could be similar to Earth. Then we go.
For this Congress will dish out the money. For this NASA will rush to perfect it. The gains are limitless. Employment never ending. The final frontier has arrived– and it is a never ending story.
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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester or Q Man. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.