Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Martian Caves

One of our Martian satellites has discovered holes on the surface of Mars, which could be the entrances to Martian cavern systems.

via space.com.

This is a hopeful sign. Dwelling on the surface of Mars would be difficult for a bunch of reasons: low temperatures (think Antarctica), cosmic rays, and hurricane-force wind storms.

Dwelling underground in caves/mines would probably be the best chance to colonize other planets, as any SF writer will tell you.

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