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Should We Colonize Venus Before Mars?
We should colonize Venus before Mars.
There are many creative, interesting ideas concerning effectively
the Venusian surface.
Despite the costs, successively
Venus would result in a massive gain for a plurality of goods.
than Mars in many important ways.
for the flourishing of life as we currently know it.
Mars stands for masculinity: conquest and war. It's an aggressive symbol. Venus stands for femininity: love, compassion and harmony. If we start to go out into space, it'd be nice if it was to spread positive values, not war. This choice could actually have a psychological impact on humanity.
A colony on Venus is more likely to help us develop solutions to the
associated with colonizing the Venusian atmosphere.
is the authority, and they focus on Mars and not Venus.
Venus has no magnetic field to protect from harmful radiation.
Lower Martian gravity is beneficial to colonial efforts.
Interstellar travel requires us to escape the gravitational field of our Sun. Colonizing further away from our Sun would reduce the energy needed to escape the solar system's gravity well.
We have the technology, right now, to support a colony on Mars. We should not wait.
Mars has various practical advantages.
There are many problems associated with the Venusian surface.
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