Micro Life Zone
Asked by louiepop to DJ, Kyler, Mia, Mick, Peter on 27 Aug 2013. This question was also asked by baileymymie8.
Keywords: astronomy, future, space
I think we’ll travel further than ever before, finding new and exciting galaxies and planets. We’d need to invent much faster spaceships though if people are to go deeper into space. Everything is so far away, and travelling at the speeds we can right now doesn’t get us very far from Earth, based on the scale of the universe.
@louiepop: Hi! Great question… there seems to have been a lot of talk in recent times about sending humans to Mars. I wonder if that might be the next target we set ourselves to achieve. It would be a one way journey, so whoever went there wouldn’t come back to Earth again. They’d go and then die on Mars. Not sure I want to be that scientist but lots of people would be keen to do it!
What do you think will happen next? 🙂
I think that eventually we will start spreading out to other planets in our solar system, but I’m not sure that we’ll make it beyond that. It would take thousands of years for people to get to even the nearest star besides the sun. The longest politically stable (well, mostly) society on earth on earth (the Chinese) has only been around for a few thousand years. So it’s not impossible, but I think humans would have to change drastically to survive for so many generations cooped up in a spaceship!
But beyond just going and colonising other places, I think we’ll learn a lot more about ourselves and about the earth, and I’d like to think that many of the problems facing societies today will be resolved by the ethical application of scientific principles.
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