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Post Reply Do you think there is a planet out there that is similar to earth?
Posted 2/4/16
I read it on Mars one website, they said it will take six months to go to Mars, and during that six months, you can't shower, hahaha. You can use wipes of course.

We can't survive outside of Earth, unless there is already an established colonization on Mars for several centuries already. During that time, those people have to have found a way to sustain themselves without Earth's resources. So if something were to happen to Earth in 10 years, even if everyone works for free, and gave up their wealth etc, we still wouldn't be able to move there, because of limited resources on Mars (in comparison to Earths) and the inability to work in the hostile environment without space suits (need professional training to work like this).

Our space technology is so crap, we can barely fly to Mars, much less outside of this Solar System. Even if someone found a way to travel at the speed of light, we still wouldn't be able to explore for very long due to limited resources and not knowing which planets have the proper resources to sustain the crew.

TL;DR, don't dream of living outside of Earth any time soon.

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will i get to elope the girl version of myself?

if not, doesn't matter to me.
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Posted 2/4/16

qualeshia3 wrote:
To get to Mars takes how long again?


According to Universe today:


The total journey time from Earth to Mars takes between 150-300 days depending on the speed of the launch, the alignment of Earth and Mars, and the length of the journey the spacecraft takes to reach its target. It really just depends on how much fuel you’re willing to burn to get there. More fuel, shorter travel time.


That said, I don't see Mars as a potential planet to save or "Reboot" humanity in the case we hurt the earth beyond her abillity to repair herself.
With the right technology we can stay alive on Mars, but we'd have to live in domes and under ground forever and our abillity to regrow completely depends on the resources of Mars (And maybe its moons).

Mars's surface isn't be able to sustain us, and never will be for many reasons.
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Alright then. Thanks for the info.
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Kepler 22b is similar I believe.
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Posted 2/4/16 , edited 2/4/16

FilipinaMelina wrote:

Kepler 22b is similar I believe.


Actually, we're not sure about that. As Ishe explains pretty clearly:


ishe5555 wrote:

Scientists have not found any earth-like planets that they know of. All that is known of the two planets you mention is their relative size to earth and that they orbit a star in what is assumed to be the "habitable zone". There has been no basis for the claim that they would have oceans. They could be gas planets or solid planets with no atmosphere for all that is known.


To add; Even if the planet would have oceans containing liquid water, there's no guarantee that those oceans even contain nor even support life.
There are many mind-boggling factors as to why we are even able to survive on this planet. Most of which have only recently been discovered.
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There are probably plenty, the problem is they are all too far apart making it unlikely that they will ever be avaliable to humanity
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Posted 2/4/16
probably. but we'll probably ruin that one too.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Ah, okay. So, we just wait until someone brilliantly comes up with a way to travel faster than the speed of light?


No.

Colonization could reasonably begin with ships moving at only .1C

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I study astronomy and the answer is: yes.

Actually there's a pretty neat equation you might be interested in called the Drake equation, that's slightly far fetched but could ultimately be realistic, regarding this matter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation
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Why waste time on finding another habitable planet when we could use our power to take care of this one?
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Why waste time on finding another habitable planet when we could use our power to take care of this one?


Because anything can happen to this earth that doesn't have to necessarily be our doing
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Werina wrote:

probably. but we'll probably ruin that one too.


We're only human. We still don't know any better.
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You guys don't even give a dollar to a homeless man down the street and you guys are already thinking about another Earth to move into.
get the fuck out of here.
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You guys don't even give a dollar to a homeless man down the street and you guys are already thinking about another Earth to move into.
get the fuck out of here.


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