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    Default Curiosity Martian Probe

    This unit is gradually driving around the surface of Mars.

    The amount of microwave tech required to contact this machine boggles

    the mind.

    I think there are primitive forms of life on Mars but they will be found in

    caves and lava tubes as compared to the harsh surface environment.

    Communicating with a device underground will require a relay point.

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    Just yesterday Yahoo News had a story about a planet found about 5 light years from here that is in the liquid water zone for its star, so it has potential for life. Something has to be done to get around the speed of light speed limit if getting out even 5 light years is to ever be possible. But I remember as a kid being solemnly told in no uncertain terms that it was absolutely and forever impossible for humans to ever reach the moon, so...who knows? Seems little doubt, though, that if humans are going to colonize in space the first step will be the moon and Mars the second. Mars has the potential for being terraformed, oceans and an oxygen rich atmosphere added by directing ice ball asteroids into its atmosphere. All of course given some incomprehensible energy source. But what can be done usually is, eventually. This computer, even TV would be incomprehensible miracles to intelligent informed people at the start of the last century.

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    Why should we spread our civil disease any further? We've wasted our own earth for what's here now and failed the test as human beings. We've got rovers on Mars now, we know that everything is mostly made of the same stuff our planet is, and maybe we'll discover artifacts of prior civilization there as well. We don't need to worry about going to other solar systems, we need to work on us, and hope for an upgrade to D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalalau View Post
    Seems little doubt, though, that if humans are going to colonize in space the first step will be the moon and Mars the second.
    But there is some doubt. There is a proposal to send astronauts to Mars to Stay, and forget the moon. That saves money by not paying for a Moon base and not paying to get the astronauts back to Earth.
    Greg

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    We don't even have a grip on our own environment, we've tossed off further learning the important lessons right in our own backyard. We need to save and correct ourselves first, and those needs won't be found elsewhere.

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    I think it is a basic drive, an instinct of life itself. From the first slime that grew on rocks, the first fish that emerged from the sea, it has gone on as long as there has been life; the Polynesian navigators who explored the entire Pacific, the Spanish navigators who explored the Atlantic. Its a biological drive like reproduction or breathing and eating--colonizing, expansion, we couldn't resist it even if we wanted to. Once humans evolved in Africa how long did it take humans to colonize Europe and Asia and eventually some human set foot on Tierra del Fuego. In fact some human set foot on Antarctica. And on the moon.

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