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(Science Alert)   Do you want Martian vampires? Because this is how you get Martian vampires   (sciencealert.com) divider line
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974 clicks; posted to STEM » on 14 Sep 2021 at 9:15 PM (5 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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5 days ago  
 We also don't know how much plasma can be taken from a single person sustainably, and how that might affect fatigue levels.

College kids do. Also beers hit you much faster afterwards, so it's a cheap win.

/Not sure the astronauts would be interested in the beer part
 
5 days ago  
If all the billionaires are going to move to Mars then I definitely want Martian vampires.
 
5 days ago  
Or, or, after astronauts make the grueling journey, we could cut off one leg from each of them and build martian homes from these legs, as we do not know yet whether legs will grow back on Mars.
 
5 days ago  
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... Instead of 'Gadget Gadget', will we have 'Tesla Tesla'?

/Can do without 'The Time Lord Victorious' megalomania, though.
 
5 days ago  
Do you want Martian vampires? Because this is how you get Martian vampires.

People - mostly celebrities, sometimes scientists, sometimes actual Mars scientists - are willing to spread their mortal remains all across our neighboring planet and into the unforgiving void. It's both a wondrous and grim spectacle, like a CERN collider that hunts for radiation leaks and flakes some brains on the beach. In fact, it's a little bit like that, except Mars's ghosts aren't causing global warming and draining our water sources.

In the most recent instance, actor Nicolas Cage will be pushed out into the Martian landscape, where his body will be buried on Mars (and embedded in its crust). Why would someone travel to Mars to do such a thing?

Well, because if it's true, Nicolas Cage's death may trigger an increase in Martian occurrences of smallpox, gonorrhea, gonorrhoea, syphilis, and chlamydia.

I know, you're shaking. You're thinking to yourself, "No way," and looking at me like I have three heads. But, my friends, look at this study. It came out on NBC news.
 
5 days ago  
So we've solved the problems of lack of oxygen and lack of water, and now we're worrying about building materials?
 
5 days ago  
So we're going to just waste things now?
 
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Gruntbuggly: So we've solved the problems of lack of oxygen and lack of water, and now we're worrying about building materials?


This is distinct enough that it they can be done in parallel. In theory, oxygen and water are solvable problems because we know it's there. Perseverance has a module (MOXIE) which has already produced 5g of oxygen from the martian atmosphere. At this point, there's no reason to only investigate one thing at a time.

Though, according to the article, blood alone could only produce enough for something like a 5"x5"x5" concrete block per person per year. Still, it's an interesting and worthwhile problem and may be applicable to more practical unmanned infrastructure on Mars and maybe the Moon.
 
5 days ago  
Are they sane or are they insane?
 
5 days ago  
"Martian vampires" sounds like a misfits coverband that had to change their name because their firat name conflicted with another coverband.
 
5 days ago  
Yet another reason astronauts should be women, not men.
 
4 days ago  
We're going to be over run with a horde of naked Mathilda Mays?
 
4 days ago  
A new definition of shiatting bricks.
If you build it come they will come build it.
 
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