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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.  DailyTech 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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RE: WHY
By Decaydence on 6/15/2006 6:20:55 PM , Rating: 3
I see, so because we can't figure out why or how something happened, it must have been forced to happen by a magical man in the sky.

No one trusts in God anymore (even though this statement is completely rediculous and contrary to the statistics, I will accept it because I wish it were true) because many of us have left the dark ages. The religion that tells you that God is responsible for anything is no different than the religions that told people that the sun and moon were magical beings that chased each other in the sky, or explained that the sky was a magical palace where zeus reigned over the other gods. Santa Claus doesn't exist people, its time for humanity to shed its childish beliefs.


"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere." -- Isaac Asimov

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