Experts believe that several possibilities, including climate change, the death of the Sun and an impact on a thug asteroid, will bring a catastrophic future on Earth. If such an event occurs in all its fury, all humanity and all living forms of the planet risk extinction and the Earth will turn into a sterile and habitable land, as described in post-war films. apocalyptic such as "Mad Max: Fury Road".
To combat such an event and protect humanity, the experts have already presented several plausible plans. One of these plans is to colonize a different planet, and the most potential candidate for interplanetary colonization is Mars. Experts believe that it is easy enough to visit the neighbor of our planet and that this planet could even survive the destruction of the sun. It should also be noted that humans have already landed robots on Mars, and this easing facility makes Red Planet the ideal place for human colonization.
Space agencies such as NASA and private companies such as SpaceX have already started formulating plans for the colonization of Mars, and a few months ago, Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, had sensationalized that the government of Mars would be based on direct democracy.
Even though the colonization of Mars remains the ideal plan of action to protect the planet from Doomsday, a rocket scientist has recently proposed a different solution to save humanity. Matteo Ceriotti, lecturer in space systems engineering at the University of Glasgow, suggested that moving the Earth into a different orbit could be another way to save the planet from an extinction event massive.
Matteo Ceriotti made these remarks in a written essay for Conversation. Ceriotti revealed that this concept recently featured in the Chinese sci-fi film "The Wandering Earth & # 39; can be adopted in real life and the Earth can be moved away with propellers, light sails and interplanetary billiards to avoid catastrophic events.
"In five billion years, the sun will run out of fuel and will expand, probably engulfing the Earth.A more immediate threat is the apocalypse of global warming.Moving Earth to a wider orbit could be a solution – and it's theoretically possible, "wrote Matteo Ceriotti in the conversation.
According to Matteo Ceriotti, electric thrusters can be a choice to move Earth from its orbit. However, the researcher reveals that the electric thrusters that humans can create here on Earth will not be able to move Earth from its orbit. The interplanetary billiard is the most plausible option for moving the Earth. The concept of interplanetary billiards is simple and involves inciting slings of space bodies as asteroids to move the Earth.
In this essay, Matteo Ceriotti revealed that the colonization of Mars would be a much more viable option than moving the Earth to protect the humanity of Doomsday.
"Although (the Earth in motion) is theoretically possible, and perhaps a technically feasible day, it may actually be easier to move our species to our global neighbor, Mars." After realizing how difficult it would be to Moving the Earth, colonizing Mars, making it habitable and moving Earth's population over time, might not seem so difficult after all, "concluded Ceriotti.