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PostPosted: March 19, 2007 8:26 PM 

most likely it will be underground with light in Australias emerald miners. best bang for the buck with underground. the initial settlement will be the above ground. and from there a network of underground roads with people digging their own little hovel at the apropiatly spaced locations.


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PostPosted: May 20, 2007 12:31 PM 

mmmh! can't read chinese, & anithing related!
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PostPosted: November 11, 2010 11:30 AM 

I've seen some pictures of the landscapes on Mars and I'd agree with Mario. I would feel like I'd need to carry a survival kit every time I left home to get groceries.

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PostPosted: November 28, 2010 12:09 PM 

Well,,,,IF,,and a big 'if',,,we could get to the bottom of Hellas Crater,,,five miles deep,,23 miles across,,,so ,I would think,a reasonable target,,close to the equator,,
almost breathable air at bottom (I think),,
better (softer) temperature swings,,then a
Bigelow inflatable should do it,,although as
dx, pointed out ice,,would be my first choice for a surface dwelling say,,inside Endeavor,,
where Oppy is currently heading,,is around 1000 feet deep.

Lava tubes would also seem to be the 'almost
perfect habitation zones',,the deeper the better.

No-one,,and I stress no-one knows much if anything about sub-surface, Mars.

Ahh,the things we will see,and learn. Very Happy
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PostPosted: June 7, 2011 6:11 AM 

I agree with you Ben,I think you are right And The big challenge is to deal with the cosmic rays pounding to the surface of Mars. In fact, a structure very similar to an igloo would work. You could use large ice blocks to build with, and you would need floor, walls, and roof. I think a geodesic dome structure, in fact very similar to an igloo, maybe 10 to 30 m in diameter, would work well.
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PostPosted: December 29, 2011 10:44 AM 

Maybe something like the Biodome in Montreal. You could place it in Hellas Crater like Joe Smith said.

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PostPosted: December 31, 2011 7:51 PM 

So I've been thinking... There're bathing suits with UV protection and if one of the main problems is the dangerous UV rays, so why not just use the same material? And well, how about oxygen? Plants can create that right??? And it has been tested that plants can grow in Martian soil if provided with air to grow. I think... I don't really think here is a certain shape of he perfect house on Mars but I do agree that it most likely should be underground.

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PostPosted: February 1, 2012 5:29 PM 


According to me, Martian habitats will not be underground. Radiations do exist on the surface, but the levels are not high. The tradeoff is between 0% cancer risk and living underground or 2% cancer risk during lifetime and facing the Martian surface all day long (through windows). I have no doubt that people would choose the 2nd option.
Furthermore, energy will be one of the main problems for Martians. A simple and efficient solution to minimize energy needs is to build habitats with many glasses everywhere, and especially on the ceiling so that the greenhouse effect would help warming the habitats during daylight.
Another important parameter is the quality of life. Living underground life long is not something people would easily accept. Living in a habitat with many windows in the walls and in the ceilings is much more desirable. And if one wants to minimize the radiations levels, the solution could be to sleep at night in a more protected room.


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PostPosted: November 7, 2012 9:56 AM 

science is boring.!! Shocked

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