Elon Musk Company’s SpaceX has sown the seeds for life on Mars but what exactly are we going to do when we reach the planet and what will life be like on Mars Elon Musk will do that we saved the best for last Have kept the tax.
The basic idea of getting people and goods to Mars is relatively straightforward and we say we’re taking the SpaceX Starship to travel from Earth to Mars simply because Elon Musk and SpaceX have already figured it out , It is a giant stainless steel spacecraft that can take people from one planet to another in space and come back to Earth.
It can do it again with only a short break to refuel in the middle of the journey. This is a real game changer as no rocket has been able to successfully launch a spacecraft before to act as a ferry between Earth and Mars. Not developed, Starship can transport 100 tons of cargo with the weight of 50 Tesla Model 3 vehicles. When Earth and Mars are closest in orbit every two years, a fleet of starships will make seven-month journeys between the two planets.
The first voyage will involve a few ships to test the waters but after several cycles SpaceX will begin launching thousands of spacecraft from Earth to Mars. The average temperature on Mars is around negative 60 °C, although summer is the extreme but the equatorial maximum temperature of Mars can reach around 20 °C, which is quite incredible. The atmosphere of Mars, composed primarily of carbon dioxide, does not exist.
Mars has a lot to work with because of the atmospheric gas, there is nothing to breathe except there is nothing to protect you from cosmic radiation on the surface, the Sun is what keeps our lives here on Earth safe Because our atmosphere can block all the harmful radiations. It would kill us if we were exposed to the gravity of Mars, which is much smaller than Earth. Mars is much smaller than Earth, so the pull of gravity is only one-third as strong.
This is to our advantage as we will still have severely weakened our human bodies after seven months of weightless space flight, these are massive dust storms that can cover the entire Martian dust under different circumstances but Would be a major concern, wind would not be an issue on Mars because the atmosphere is thinner than on Earth. In a 100 kilometer strong dust storm the wind will only be blowing at about 60 kilometers per hour, it is the dust that will be a problem as it goes everywhere.
Equipment must be carefully sealed to prevent dust from seeping in and damaging things, keeping the solar panels clean will also be a major task, overall dust storms will be unpleasant but they are not as severe as being part of Mad Max Where they will be very light instead of destroying everything so it is clear that Mars will not be a safe place and as Elon said many unfortunate events will have the potential to be fatal.
Everything on Mars would have so little margin for error that even the smallest mistake or equipment failure could result in the death of a person. Elon Musk told a CNN reporter that he would go to Mars only when he dies. A new SpaceX will continue even if CEO Elon isn’t overly enthusiastic about its survival prospects, but is there anything we can do to make Mars a more habitable place for humans to live?
Elon Musk got a ridiculous idea for this and be sure to like and subscribe to our channel if you’re enjoying this video so far that’s an extreme solution yet there’s a little science behind it, however approaches differ . The concept is that if you detonated a bunch of nuclear bombs on Mars, the heat in the polar regions would melt the frozen water and release massive amounts of stored carbon dioxide and water vapor into the Martian atmosphere.
Planets that make sense on the most practical level aren’t crazy, but it’s hard to tell whether Elon is serious about the idea. The Journal of Natural Astronomy published an in-depth analysis in 2018, concluding that there is not enough carbon dioxide stored. Mars, at least not enough that we know would produce any significant warming of the planet if released. Other experts have said that even if there was enough gas to make the theory work, if an explosion occurred it could backfire and trigger a nuclear winter disaster.
Enough marsh dust to cover the entire Sun and block sunlight for years makes it difficult to predict how Mars will terraform in the future. Dropping nuclear weapons on the planet, on the other hand, is a far-fetched, ineffective, and potentially dangerous endeavor. Yet there are better ways to build a new home for humanity slowly and gradually one piece of land at a time. So for the foreseeable future we will be faced with the uninhabitable wastelands of Mars.
If that is the case then how can we live as long as anyone else. Assuming humans live in dirt eggs or underground domes, we can set up small environments within each dome that allow us to rest and move around.
Naturally it cannot be a seamless dome without the need for a spacesuit as it cannot be carried to Mars, instead it has to be a modular like honeycomb design. A firm called AI Space Factory has developed an automated process for 3D printing and egg-shaped structures using resources collected on Mars, combining basalt with bioplastics to create a long-lasting building material.
The basalt fibers would be collected from Martian rock, while the polylactic acid binding material would be obtained from crops that could be cultivated in greenhouses on Mars. The AI Space Factory is believed to be able to withstand the stresses of internal air pressure and heat on Mars. An egg shaped structure would be best, the end product would be a very strong stable and insulating shell that a 3D printing robot would make, remember that on Mars the wind and gravity are much less of a problem.
So there is no difficulty in building up. This is probably more realistic than trying to build a huge dome using materials brought from Earth. Not the glamorous science-fiction Martian metropolis we’re probably imagining, but this is life. NASA has already expressed its support for AI Space Factory, awarding 500 000 to the firm in the 2015 competition. Empowers a Martian to discover the most innovative Martian architecture.
Colony will be difficult. Solar power is by far the best idea, but it comes with some additional issues. The energy available from the Sun on Mars is about 40 percent less than that available on Earth, which is a significant problem even in the best of circumstances. We would need a large number of solar panels to power any modular-sized colony on Mars, even if the colony gets caught in a dust storm, depleting the sun’s energy, even where there are no storms. Dust will accumulate on the panels, limiting their performance.
This would either have to be dealt with in an automated way which would consume even more of that precious power or humans would do it manually which could eventually become the number one job on Mars. We can also get hydrogen from the icy water of Mars. Which is somewhat more challenging because electricity will be needed to power the mining operation, so it’s potentially a sustainable option in the long term, although it doesn’t help us in the early days of life on Mars.