Re: The Science-y Stuff Thread
^ Yeah, a manned mission to Mars is certainly possible for the near future. Personally, I'd like to see astronauts land on Mars and do a number of experiments concerning the possibility of setting up a post-terrestrial habitat with the finite resources available. It's kind of an extra-planetary-survival experiment to give us better ideas as to the bigger steps our species may one day have to take when colonizing other planets.
Extra-planetary colonization/migration, I think, will one day be very important for the survival of the human species. It seems a bit "far out" to us right now, but as time goes on, the biosphere will definitely continue to change in accordance to our presence and, more importantly, to our population expansion.
And yes, I agree. The hole in Siberia is definitely Gaia's own asshole.
In fact, it's been revealed that SHe has, in fact, two assholes!
Now that's efficiency.