Another reason why we should not colonize Mars

The construction of colonies on Mars - it is a very costly and complex event, which is about to venture to mankind. Despite the incredible interest of the scientific world to the study of the "Red Planet", the researchers once again found new evidence that mankind is worth to wait with the organization of a permanent settlement in this harsh place. So why do we do not have to fly this time?

Another reason why we should not colonize Mars

Mars is beautiful, but it is not suitable for life

Can we get through to Mars?

Every day, approximately 13 billion phone calls made in the world. We call their relatives, friends and acquaintances with or without him. Imagine that one of your relatives decided to move to the Martian colony, and you decide to try to reach him. But here's the problem: your cousin forgot to warn you that the relationship between the planets Earth and Mars can sometimes disappear for a few weeks. The fact that the blue and red planets are sometimes found in the so-called "moment of confrontation" when the two celestial bodies are located on opposite sides of the sun.

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At such moments, all emanating from the earth connection is simply plugged emanating from the radio interference of the sun. In other words, just like a chat with you and your Martian relative may not be possible.

The most opportune moment to call your relative becomes Martian time during the convergence of the planets, when the delay in the signal between you will be "only" 3 minutes. There is only one "but" - a convergence of the planets takes place about once every 15-17 years. At a time when Mars will be at the farthest distance from the Earth, the radio signal from one planet to another will have to pass more than 400 million kilometers. In order to overcome this huge distance, radio signals will take approximately half an hour. Well, apparently, to talk to his cousin Martian, you will need a radio and a lot of patience. Just so it does not turn to talk. Despite the fact that our star is relatively quiet on space standards luminary, it is now often interferes with terrestrial radio signals reach the surface of the Red Planet. The fact that our sun is one unpleasant feature - it expels hot ionized gas from its corona, which extends far into space and not only mutes the radio, but also able to even destroy electronic equipment.

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Mars and Earth confrontation takes place every 2 years. In the scientific world, this phenomenon is called "moratorium teams" when due to the opposition of the planets, between two worlds, there is complete silence. For future Martian colony that would mean that for a few weeks, the colonists would be deprived of any communication with the outside world, and all the problems that may arise during the silence of all available communication devices, the settlers will have to decide without the aid of earthlings.

Another reason why we should not colonize Mars

During the confrontation the orbits of Mars and Earth, the colonists would have to be without communication with the outside world for a few weeks.

In 2019 a moratorium teams will begin on August 28th. In order to protect the equipment, NASA shut off in advance the most important part of all electronic devices that are currently on the surface of the Red Planet. Despite the fact that all the camera for a few weeks will be inactive, all spacecraft in Mars, will continue to work - they just have to be much more than a simple "to do list" than usual. Do you think a person needs in space?

Thus, the rover Curiosity will stop the movement, while the InSight landing module will not move its robotic arm. Satellites Odyssey Orbiter and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will continue to collect data from Curiosity and InSight to further their return to Earth.

All this means that in the flow of raw images available from Curiosity, InSight and other missions, there will come a temporary pause.

Once the standoff over planets, the spacecraft will transmit the data collected in the massive ground radio antennas. Engineers will spend about a week downloading the information before resuming normal operation of the spacecraft.