Scientist Stephen Hawking Believes Humans Must go Into Space
June 15, 2006 6:24 AM
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Time for humans to start thinking about moving says Hawking
For many years humans have dreamed of one day colonizing other planets and moons. Although research would be an important reason for the foreign bases, could the survival of the human race depend on whether or not we can colonize other planets? World-renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking recently said that
humans need to colonize a planet or moon because
the Earth might face destruction -- A man made disaster -- global warming being a good example -- or natural disaster could potentially destroy the planet.
Although he believes humans can colonize the moon within 20 years, and establish a sufficient base on Mars within 40 years, humans "won't find anywhere as nice as Earth," unless we visit another solar system. The moon looks to be like an ideal place for a potential new colony. Not only does it appear to have everything needed to sustain humans, ice has also been found at its poles.
Nations have been thinking about colonizing other planets for years.
earlier reported that
NASA is working towards a permanent moon base
that would be a stepping stone to allow astronauts to explore Mars firsthand. Swedish researchers
are also studying
different ways to have a self-sustaining colony on the moon.
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What difference would it make?
6/15/2006 10:21:33 AM
If we can destroy the extremely robust ecosystem of the earth, how long do you think any colony barely subsisting in a hostile environment could possibly last?
RE: What difference would it make?
6/15/2006 10:24:27 AM
The earth's ecosystem is in no danger from us. However, I can think of many plausible natural occurrences that would wipe out all life on earth...and a few manmade actions that would kill all
on the planet.
RE: What difference would it make?
6/15/2006 10:44:19 AM
err , don't worry ;(
It will be all over soon when when we start to wipeout the whole world in matter of hrs with our nukes :)
"Young lady, in this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!" -- Homer Simpson
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