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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: We're all doomed!!!!!
By November2 on 6/19/2006 6:32:39 PM , Rating: 2
Masher2 - Check your sources. CanadaFreePress is a right-wing conservative publication that posts on their about us page a guy that has worked at Fox News and NewsMax. In case you don't know Newsmax possibly the worst source to cite with Fox News a close second in big-busines/conservative spin machine publications.

There is a lot of information out there and you choose to quote some biased politically minded rag from Canada? Think way back to high school when you wrote a paper, remember that last page, that's where you cite your sources and if you give junk sources you get a failing grade. The fact of the matter is there is a ton of information out there that the academia agree on, GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL. Just because you quote some bogus, biased article probably payed for by some big oil company in Canada(second in supply to the Saud's) like Imperial or Mobil. Come on with your re-spin, calling Gore's movie junk science is like calling you rant coherent.

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