Would U Colonize Another Planet?

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by darksidZz, May 4, 2007.

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Multiple Choice

Poll closed May 19, 2007.
  1. I'll do it!

    68.4%
  2. Only if they pay me well.

    21.1%
  3. I'll never go, it's to risky

    5.3%
  4. I'll never go it lacks certain comforts from home

    5.3%
  1. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    I've sitting here wondering just how many members would seek to colonize another world besides Earth. As I see it the current systems in place on this world are weak and lack the best interests of those living here. The question then becomes if you were given a chance to live elsewhere, say on a world similar to an ice moon, would you? Pretend this ice moon is really a planet all its own, it exists about 40 light years from us and does have some native species... there are ice creatures that drink fluids coming from the molten core, insects that are blending with ice, etc.

    You have a choice, move into this new world and try learning from it, or stay here making your measly pay and living for other people to make money off. The gravity on this world would be slightly more than here, so you'd need to get use to weighing 200 instead of 170.

    You might be able to carve out some surrounding ice with a crew, build a shelter inside it, use that for your home. The thing about this ice is that it freezes at a much lower temp so it won't ever melt, you're home is safe.

    Moving onto this world you'd be required to build a new world, with the help of others, so that man might survive and prosper. There are nearby frozen lakes, streams, and ice storms with a giant eye in them but strangely it just looks scary and only moved winds like 10 miles an hour.

    At this point I should mention a few things, there won't be a great deal of medical tech on this world, you have a few doctors with normal methods for treating people, should you develop cancer or other such infermetis you'll be screwed as you're 40 light years away.

    Electricity must be generated, to do this you'll be setting up a mining plant with robotic things to do your bidding.

    The conditions of this world are better than Eurpoa or any other body we've located, you can live there for a long while, the air is fresh and generated by some weird plants that live on the sunnier side of the surface. Some wild pig things were seen but nobody knows when they'll return.

    All in all you've got your hands full exploring a new world, it must be mentioned this planet is under your control what you say goes, people listen to an Administrator of planetary affairs.

    So what'll it be? Move off Earth or not?
     
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  3. kenworth dude...**** it,lets go bowling Registered Senior Member

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    no.




    stop posting polls.
     
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  5. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    ok, you must vote :C~
     
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  7. kenworth dude...**** it,lets go bowling Registered Senior Member

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    nope.,im just gonna post,never vote.
     
  8. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    Living in a democracy is being able to vote, don't give up those ideals!
     
  9. orcot Valued Senior Member

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    Would you trade in the cupcakes for a bottle of rat piss... My answer would be no
     
  10. kenworth dude...**** it,lets go bowling Registered Senior Member

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    im able to vote.i choose not to
     
  11. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    You don't have that option! You must choose something! I demand it!
     
  12. mikenostic Stop pretending you're smart! Registered Senior Member

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    Hell no. I'm not a cold weather person. Send all the Eskimos.
    Now, if we find a planet like Fhloston Paradise, I'm all for it!
     
  13. kenworth dude...**** it,lets go bowling Registered Senior Member

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    i will vote in the last poll you make.
     
  14. eburacum45 Valued Senior Member

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    Two things; firstly, ice is water ice; you don't get water ice on other planets which melts at a different temperature (unless the atmospheric pressure is unbearable). If it melts at a different temperature it isn't ice.

    The second thing is you want ice which freezes, and melts, at a much higher temperature, not lower, if you want to avoid your home melting while you are living in it.
     
  15. Science Contingencies Science Contingencies Registered Senior Member

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    I look to the stars.

    Europa Here I Come

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  16. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    I'd rather not have anyone go to other planets(because it's likely we'd ruin them), but if other people were going anyway and I had the option I'd probably go. Mostly because I'd like to be one of the first people to write about the new ecosystems there. 40 lightyears though? Wouldn't that take way more than one lifetime?
     
  17. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    The question I have is how could we ruin a planet like umm say Mars? It's already gone to hell an back..
     
  18. temur man of no words Registered Senior Member

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    I will go! I cannot stand here near equator it is very hot. I cannot sleep during night I have to pour water on me every hour or so.
     
  19. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    How could we live on a planet like Mars? Also, by killing any native species we might find.
     
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  20. orcot Valued Senior Member

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    Unless someone goes silly and tries to terraform the place then there is little change that we could kill all potential martian lifeforms.

    I do wonder what would happen with stow away's terrestrial lifeforms if they would happen to get to mars on let's say a rocket
     
  21. Connect-the-Stars Registered Senior Member

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    You post about going to another planet like it's just fun & games or a make-believe space-travel game. I wouldn't do it because every planet & moon in our solar system is uninhabitable, even stellar systems far from this one seem to exhibit extremes (like a planet 170x Earth with a 3 day year). Even if we did, all we would do is bring war, greed & disease to whatever planet we went to. Life wouldn't be easier there because there would be so much more monitoring required. Everything humanity ever HAS or WILL ever need, & more is right here on Earth; we need to grow up, get rid of these Jetson fantasies of our ancestors & start taking more responsibility for what we've done to & what we already have here on Earth.

    Forgive the trolling, but when I turn on the news & hear people talking about going to another planet, it outrages me.
     
  22. orcot Valued Senior Member

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    Sending people in space with today's technology is plain stupid.
     
  23. draqon Banned Banned

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    Mars In My Heart
     

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