Technological advancements have made it conceivable for NASA to begin human missions to Mars by 2030 (“NASA’s Bolden”). The scientific community is working diligently on ways to reduce the cost of colonizing Mars, but undoubtedly it will cost billions of dollars to establish and maintain a permanent colony on the planet. Although opponents of space colonization believe it’s a waste of money to invest in Mars, Mars colonization has the potential to alleviate the overpopulated Earth's declining resources of water, fossil fuels, food and jobs. The demand on earth for its resources at this current level is one that will be impossible to maintain in the future. Global warming is clear evidence that the current global population and industrialization has put the sustainability of Earth in doubt.
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Life on Mars and Jupiter's Moon Europa As the future proceeds and life begins getting more technical, Earth may not be the only place where the human race resides. There is already talk that some day Mars will be inhabited by humans. Jupiters moon Europa may be the next after that. Two space missions have already studied Mars. The Pathfinder, which landed on the surface of Mars was one of the missions, and the Global Surveyor, which is a satellite, is the other mission.
The temperature on Mars is colder than Earth because it is farther away from the sun. Th... ... middle of paper ... ...mperatures and climates on Mars, the possibility of people reaching the planet and surviving, is realistic according to scientist. Mars One, a community of scientist who believe in this reality, has already begun to collect applications for those willing to take a one-way trip to Mars. They plan to start making these trips in 2024 (Human Settlement on Mars). It may not seem realistic to be able to start human settlement on Mars in just ten years, but it is possible.
Imagine the power of technology hundreds of years from now. Imagine the feats we can accomplish with this technology and then the earth moon seems possible. That is, of course, if we find one there. None of these ideas could happen if this moon earth does not exist. I guess one could say that we hope this earth moon does exist because the human race might depend on it one day.