Should we go to Titan instead of Mars?
Man likes to colonize – ask the British – they know best – but also the Spanish, the French, the Americans and even the Germans know – so where should we colonize next? Pro: this time – no native species is expected to claim the land and conflict with the “the pioneers” “the newcomers” “the settlers”.
According to this documentary – Titan looks like a solar fuel station (has a lot of natural Gas (Methane, CH4) in liquid and solid (frozen) form)
So the challenge is: where to get the oxygen from?
Thin Atmosphere allows Radiation to enter: a solvable problem?
It could be possible that Astronauts and Cosmonauts “dig themselves in” on the Mars surface and/or have water tanks surrounding and shielding them from radiation while growing plants…
“Moon and Mars look like comparatively reasonable destinations, they also have a deal-breaking problem: Neither is protected by a magnetosphere or atmosphere.
Galactic Cosmic Rays, the energetic particles from distant supernovae, bombard the surfaces of the Moon and Mars, and people can’t live long-term under the assault of GCRs.” (src: getpocket.com)
Pictures of Titan:
my question also would be: is there still enough water on Mars to terraform into oceans and lakes?
“Solar wind and radiation is responsible for the disappearance of the Martian atmosphere and the transformation of Mars from a planet that could support life billions of years ago, in a cold desolate world. This was confirmed by the new results of the mission NASA’s “MAVEN” led by the University of Colorado at boulder (USA).” (auto translated from: in-space.ru)
“the erosion of Mars’ atmosphere increases significantly during solar storms” (John Grunsfeld, astronaut and awssociate administrator for the NASA Science Mission Directorate in Washington, src: https://mars.nasa.gov)
First of all: don’t blame the wrong
Obama – Elon – no matter the announcements – if the first permanent settlement of humans outside of Earth will be somewhere else than Mars – one is completely O.K. with that – we need the Big Fat Rocket anyway to lift some serious cargo wherever mankind plans to go to create a new – as self sustainable as possible (non-self-sustainability is exactly the mess mankind and it’s religion like monetary system got itself into) settlement – it will bring great scientific advancements to mankind and be a gateway outpost to other destinations – such as Mars.
PS: radical Christian sabotages
You might be laughing and have no idea what Moslems and Hindus think about space travel, but can tell one what radical Christians (their number is on the rise) think about space travel and settlements on foreign planets – in short – they hate it – why?
Because there is nothing about space travel in the bible – in fact – God made Earth and man in 7 days – if God wanted mankind to be on Mars – he would have placed him on Mars – so is space travel against God’s will?
So be super super super super careful in the West and the East (China has no such problem) to shield oneself against evil interference on all layers of government and even physical sabotage.
Just say’n – dead astronauts and cosmonauts are no good publicity for space travel – everybody knows – “Houston we have a man made problem“.