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Colonizing Mars is a utopia, according to Neil deGrasse Tyson | Digital Trends Spanish

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gave the thumbs down to the intentions to colonize Mars carried out from the US space agency to private companies such as SpaceX and Mars One.

At the same time, he suggested a “rational evaluation” of the idea, since predictions about the conquest of other worlds are based on “profoundly delusional premises.”

“I am skeptical that there will be legions of people who go there (Mars) and want to stay,” the science popularizer told futuristic. “Definitely, we will visit it as a vacation spot,” she predicted.

The TV presenter also based his assessments on past events. As he deepened, “my reading of history tells me no. Not because I don’t want it to be that way, I’m just realistic.”

The first impediment for Neil deGrasse Tyson is in the essence of the human species. “We prefer to stay where it’s warm and comfortable,” he said. Like Antarctica, inhospitable but vastly more benign than the red planet, it will be a place of short visits.

The colonization of Mars may also be a pipe dream because of the innumerable list of technical complexities. The version stressed that the fourth planet “has a remarkably thin atmosphere and lacks a global magnetic field.”

“As a result, deadly cosmic rays and ultraviolet radiation bathe the Martian surface, turning the soil into a ‘toxic cocktail’ of chemicals and causing temperatures to drop to minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit (below 62 degrees Celsius)” Futurism explained.

Subsisting on Mars would imply “a whole infrastructure to live in that mimics Earth,” said Carl Sagan’s apprentice. At best, there will be an “outpost” there, in his opinion.

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