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>>4825521
Where are the Moon colonies everyone in the 20th c. expected to be working in? Where are the orbital rings? Why isn't anyone seriously planning the terraforming of Venus? Why aren't we mining the asteroids or colonizing the Oort Cloud, and while I'm at it why don't we have fusion power yet?
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>>4825531
sorry but isreal needs the money
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>>4825531
Decided to make a massive planetary network so trannys can seethe instead.
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>>4825531
>he actually thought he was going to get off the prison planet
you're here for a reason. they give you hope with propaganda, but you never get to leave. If they keep hope alive, hope will keep you alive. those without hope are lost, but that's no big deal as the next generation is always dumber and easier to control.
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The orange-red "cobwebs" in this Hubble image are dusty clouds of sooty carbon engulfing the dying star CW Leonis. They were created from the outer layers of the star being thrown out into the inky black void. The carbon, cooked up through nuclear fusion in the star's interior, gives it a carbon-rich atmosphere. Blasting the carbon back into space provides raw material for the formation of future stars and planets. All known life on Earth is built around the carbon atom. Complex biological molecules consist of carbon atoms bonded with other common elements in the universe.
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>>4825531
>Why isn't anyone seriously planning the terraforming of Venus?
Because Venus is obscenely hot. 864 degrees Fahrenheit on average.
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>>4827616
But if Venus and Mars suddenly swapped positions - what kind of timeline?
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>>4827616
Venus is hot

That would be remedied by terraforming. For example you might start by parking a planet-sized parasol (that might double as a power station) between Venus and the Sun, and after a century or two the mountain tops would have cooled enough (and pressure dropped enough) to establish manned bases.
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>>4825531
The Oort Cloud has never been obvserved btw
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>>4825531
>Where are the Moon colonies everyone in the 20th c. expected to be working in?
Turns out we were just waving our dicks around for the commies. Once we weren't doing it as a means to show off giant fucking missiles, congressional interest waned.

>Where are the orbital rings?
Launch costs are still a bitch.

>Why isn't anyone seriously planning the terraforming of Venus?
Venus is shit. It's hotter than your mom doing yoga, all the water's boiled off into space. Those clouds are sulphuric acid. Anything you can do with Venus you can do with Mars first.

>Why aren't we mining the asteroids
NASA won't do shit until private industry presents a demonstrable need for it and private industry won't do shit until NASA does the R&D for them.

>or colonizing the Oort Cloud,
It's a fucking decades-long trip just to get out there

>and while I'm at it why don't we have fusion power yet?
We aren't funding research into it at anywhere near the scale we'd need to see results. Congress pulled the plug in the late 70s in favor of the "sit on our dicks until someone else does it for us" plan.
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>>4828170
>Congress pulled the plug in the late 70s in favor of the "sit on our dicks until someone else does it for us" plan.
With the way people NIMBY the shit out of a nuclear fission reactors, I would too
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>>4825531
Because literally all of that is pointless. Even dumbhumanists realize it.
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https://flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/
https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/
https://pds.nasa.gov/
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>>4831847
Sadly, many of the incredibly large JPL images they used to catalog are missing or moved elsewhere. I am having a hard time finding online ones I have had for decades.
I uploaded a few here:
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>Another AI thread
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>>4827619
A completely dry Mars, definitely. No idea what a 4th planet Venus would be like. It might have a satellite, but whether or not it would still gain a thick atmosphere is just a guessing game.
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>>4825531
we dont have energy sources and materials that are durable enough for spacefaring
we are literally spacelocked
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space
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>>4836529
I would not mind living there.
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>>4831655
Speak for yourself
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>>4838238
ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS, EXCEPT EUROPA.
ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE.
USE THEM TOGETHER.
USE THEM IN PEACE.
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impressive CGI
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>>4839045
why did they want Europa so bad?
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>>4825531

There is plenty of land on the earth that nobody wants to live in. Why do people think anybody wants to live on the moon or mars when people dont even want to live in most of Canada which is far more hospitable ?
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>>4839045
>Can't land on the one planet most likely to be habitable
What kind of saucer game(heh) are you fuckin ayys running here?
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>>4839987
Big fookin' diamond, innit?
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>>4825531
Because space is unfortunately really fake and gay. We haven't even been to the Moon.
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>>4840775
go back to your containment board, Cletus
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>>4840789
'Cletus' refers to people living in the country. The /pol/ crowd is more like suburban/urban young men
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>>4825531
>Where are the Moon colonies

The Moon is a dead end. There is no atmosphere and it's saturated in radiation, meaning any colony would have be deep underground and that's assuming there's any water there (in the form of ice) that could be turned into oxygen.

Mars is the only viable real estate in the solar system and no, the Moon being closer to Earth (and thus some kinda "stepping stone" to Mars) is irrelevant, as most of the effort in space exploration is expended just getting out of Earth's gravity well. Once you're in space, going to Mars isn't any harder then going to the Moon.
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>>4841033
no one on pol is under 45 these days.
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>>4841186
Don't project the partisan demographics of the public at lage onto the terminally online users. /pol/ is esoteric schizoids + incels, they're mostly young adults.
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>>4841172
>they just lost the technology for space travel
whoopsie! xD
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>>4825522
my grandchildren will not share the same awe I felt with the great red spot
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>>4841313
As someone who works in auto manufacturing plant, this is the dumbest "gotcha" that people use about space exploration.
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>>4841423
But there's a good chance that you'll get to watch Betelgeuse going supernova with them.
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>>4834327
did it have acne as a kid?
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>>4839987
There was a species on Europa that they thought could develop technology and that was their fetish. They didn't give a FUCK about the creatures in Jupiter because they decided they'd never make tools.
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>>4840445
To be honest the idea of living on other planets is very basic.

There's unlimited real estate in outer space, once we start building space stations from asteroids the number of people it will be able to support will quickly dwarf the number of people living on any planetary bodies.
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>>4825531
too busy at war with each other, from the nuclear bomb right into internet just people dedicating life towards making everyone an enemy then playing stupid games with other peoples lives to give their own worhtlessness meaning
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>>4831291
>blue_skies_on_pluto-final-2_Kopie-4d05ab6c593507c4.jpg
How many "skies" can there be on a single planet? I have asked this question way back already to GPT-2 (sic!) and even it didn't know the answer. Nobody else uses the word "sky" in plural; only the English. Explain this shit.
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>>4841735
Not from the front seats.
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>>4841741
The thing is – I like gravity. The outer space is for s0yb0ys.
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>>4842104
You're asking more of an etymological question; why does English use a plural for the word "sky"?

The answer is that "sky" comes from an Old Norse word that meant "cloud"; hence why it can be plural, even though we use the word to mean the area seen above the surface of the Earth.
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>>4842151
That sounds convincing. Thank you.
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>>4842181
Apologies for unintentional picture. 4chan allows deleting a picture only during a very specific window of time: no sooner than 10 minutes and no later than 20 minutes. So I'll repeat this explanation every time I make a mistake and miss that window.
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>>4842181
There is also the cardinal directions. You can't see but a portion of the sky at any one time. Humans cannot view the entire sky, so there are at least two skies, the one you are looking at and the one you aren't./
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>>4841172
The pressure at the surface of Ares is equal to Earth's at an altitude of 35 km from the Earth's surface. Good luck in a colonization of Stratosphere!
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>>4842581
>The pressure at the surface of Ares is equal to Earth's at an altitude of 35 km from the Earth's surface.

The pressure on the Moon is zero, requiring a fuckhuge and heavy space suit whereas colonists on Mars could get by with essentially a heated skindiver's wetsuit.
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>>4842602
Nah, the pressure on Mars is roughly equivalent to being about 100,000 feet above sea level. You need a pressure suit once you get above 62,000 feet due to the fact that the partial pressure of the CO2 in your lungs is greater than the partial pressure oxygen coming into your lungs at that altitude.

It'll be relatively painless when you pass out and die, though, when you decide to take walk on wild side on the surface of Mars.
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>>4828055
Fell in love with this pic when I was a kid, saw it in a National Geographic book
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>>4842942
Impossible. It's not an old image.
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>>4843058
How old is that anon? What year did they first see it? When was that image in National Geographic?
October 02, 2003 12:00AM (EDT)
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