Besides stuff that is meant to happen like the sun dying..
I think MAN will destroy MAN in in reach for new heights..cause nowadays no one is happy with the level were on its like we just want to get better and better.. there is no limit..
Narcissm and Steroids. Seriously, what happened to good ol beer drinking? That’s what built this country, beer and free weights. On deep space flights, it’ll be Boron, calcium, magnesium and zinc.
Probably human passivity…thinking the planets and moons are going to terraform themselves…magically. We’ve got to develop a program to terraform the moons and Mars with real milestones and real tasks on a timeline. First and foremost is the critical task of installing a Superconducting Ring (perhaps Iron doped with Arsenic) ranging from 3 to 14 Tesla. Then we have to send a squadron of human bees to transform it into the garden of Eden. Cottage industries will spring up to supply Mars. Once a magnetic field is in place, then it’s just a matter of bringing up furry creatures to create a rich and thick atmosphere, since all mammals which breathe aerobically, give off water vapor and CO2. Pretty soon it’ll be flooding up on Mars also!
C6H12O6 + oxygen –> 6 CO2 + 6 H2O + energy (ATP)
The good news is, the more people cooking, baking, eating and running around on any moon or Mars, the richer and thicker the atmosphere will become. So we’ll have to build farms and restaurants and bakeries up there too, since water vapor and CO2 are the 2 primary byproducts of combustion.
THEY’LL BE BEGGING YOU TO EAT!
Butane C4H10 + 6.5 O2 –> 4 CO2 + 5 H2O
We’ll also have to build an underground shelter during the martian dust storms which occur during spring and summer when Mars is closes to the Sun. As the forest grows, the severity of these dust storms will lessen since forests act as carbon sinks, absorbing excess CO2. Also, as cloud cover increases on Mars, blocking out excess solar radiation, these dust storms will subside.
Free bottles of Samuel Adams Utopias – Limited Edition – to the first 300 settlers.
by: Flash Gordon
on: 7th July 08