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[–] WORF_MOTORBOATS_TROI 1 point 16 points (+17|-1) ago  (edited ago)

It might look like NASA doesn't give a shit about Venus, but that's beacuse the Soviets were more interested in Venus. Venus is close enough that we could see what it looks like from outer space and the Soviets sent probes to Venus and they were quickly destroyed due to the harsh atmospheric conditions. There's still lots to learn on Venus but back in the day that was all we needed to know about Venus to realize that we didn't have the technology yet to send the kind of complex vehicle that it would take to properly explore Venus. We'll probably figure out a way to send some kind of balloon-based vehicle to Venus that can float around in the atmosphere where conditions aren't so bad and use instruments to take readings and surveys of the various parts of the atmosphere and the surface below.

Conversely, nobody gives a shit about Mercury. It wasn't until the nips and eufags got together to make a satellite and were like "uhh we just got here, how can we be useful" that someone decided to go check out mercury again.

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[–] Adam_Jensen_ 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I wonder why there is a large emphasis on Mars?

Could Mars be the next destination for jews, while the Goyim suffer on Earth?

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[–] MarauderShields 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Negative, they need a local population to hide among so that nuking is not an option. Parasites need a host.

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[–] 17045200? 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Mars is the next closest habitable body near-Earth-like body. As above, Venus is simply too harsh to even attempt a landing, much less colonising. There isn't any atmosphere on the moon, but Mars has some, and used to be verdant with greater atmosphere and running water. While you couldn't live on the surface, it's much more hospitable than any other nearby planetary body. Europa has potential but good fucking luck getting there when you can't even check out next door, so to speak.

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[–] watts2db 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

that might tyrn earth into paradise

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I wonder why there is a large emphasis on Mars?

Colonising mars is a 60s sci-fi wet dream that should have been dropped the moment it became apparent that it's too cold and dry. Sadly people still believe the hype.

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[–] Enkae 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

A lot of you are actually wrong about Venus. Venus’s atmosphere contains some of the most earth like components to the point where if we can stay in a hot air balloon at the top, we can go outside with only oxygen masks (that’s right, no suit). The core is far too hot but in the upper area it’s about 70 degrees. This is actually feasible and a lot people wonder why we don’t do this instead of Mars. Sure a hot air balloon sounds ridiculous but once set up, the conditions of Venus actually allow for it to stay in the same high point.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Thing is, "better than mars" is an incredibly low bar. The only reason people are focussing on it as a colonisation target is because the public has this idea about it being "like earth but a bit further out."

The reality is that the best non-earth colonisation targets in our solar system aren't on planets, they're lagrange points in earth's orbit (or even closer to the sun).

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[–] WORF_MOTORBOATS_TROI 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I agree with this, but clearly Venus is a much more difficult environment to explore than Mars is given our current technology. Venus has the best chance of being the first permanent colony on an alien planet that is more than just a research station. I

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

The only reason there's such a push on for mars is because the public is still stuck with the perception that it's an earthlike planet and we might be able to have a self sustaining colony there one day.

Venus isn't really a valid colonisation target either, but most people know this. Mercury is of scientific interest only.

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[–] WORF_MOTORBOATS_TROI 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Venus is a valid colonization target in the longer term, it's just simpler to start with Mars because it's so sterile. Venus can support a self-sustaining colony in the clouds that will look like a chemical plant and a greenhouse supported by blimps. The atmosphere that seems so inhospitable now includes the elements that we will need when our technology advances enough to make use of it.

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[–] Broc_Lia 3 points 12 points (+15|-3) ago 

None of the lines actually touch the moon. So this might be accurate.

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[–] Zinnsee 1 point 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Hahaha my thoughts exactly.

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[–] FridayJones 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

The command and service modules remained in lunar orbit, they just left out the LEM lines.

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[–] Broc_Lia ago 

Right. It'd probably be a bit awkward to add that movie set on earth into the diagram.

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[–] awwisnotafarmpromise 1 point -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

You got one thing right. The LEM in the singular.

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[–] albatrosv15 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The International Space Station conducts operations in LEO. All crewed space stations to date, as well as the majority of satellites, have been in LEO. The altitude record for human spaceflights in LEO was Gemini 11 with an apogee of 1,374.1 km (853.8 mi). Apollo 8 was the first mission to carry humans beyond LEO on December 21–27, 1968. The Apollo program continued during the four-year period spanning 1968 through 1972 with 24 astronauts who flew lunar flights but since then there have been no human spaceflights beyond LEO.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Earth_orbit

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[–] OhRutherfordBehave 9 points 2 points (+11|-9) ago 

Nah. The earth is flat.

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[–] smokratez 6 points 2 points (+8|-6) ago 

Imagine being on voat for years and still believing the jew lies nasa is spreading. How much of an idiot do you have to be for that?

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[–] theoldguy 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Imagine being on voat for years and still believing the jew lies the Old Testament is spreading.

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[–] OhRutherfordBehave 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Sarcasm buddy.

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[–] prairie 4 points 1 point (+5|-4) ago 

In that case, the infographic is much simpler.

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[–] CaucasianSlavery 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

How did the first pic of the dark side of the moon just get done last year or something?

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[–] DurkaMuhammadJihad [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Those circles around the objects don't represent actual rotations around them. Some were just bullet probes into the object.

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[–] FridayJones 1 point -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

The Soviets surveyed the dark side of the Moon in the Sixties, that's why all the features on that side are named after famous Russians.

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[–] theoldguy 1 point -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

The Soviets surveyed the dark side of the Moon in the Sixties

You mean the far side, which is illuminated once a month?

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[–] carnold03 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

That is awesome.

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[–] cursedcrusader 4 points 1 point (+5|-4) ago 

Ehhh I personally don't believe any of this shit.

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[–] The_Cat 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

You are fully within your rights to be wrong.

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[–] Cat-hax 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

First I have ever seen 2010+ referred to as the 10s,i hope this dose not catch on, anyway pretty cool

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