Building a Marsbase is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it!

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  • Published on: 03 February 2019
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    Humans love to explore. Strangely enough even horrible places – like Mars. Let’s see how building a Mars base could work and how insanely nerve-wracking exactly it would be.

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COMMENTS: 40

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  • Paramarta Iganp
    Paramarta Iganp   16 hours ago

    and there'll be that one scientist who breaks the rule and then goes outside and when the rescue team saves the guy there;s something tagging along. In the end everyone's dead.

  • Will Mcloota
    Will Mcloota   20 hours ago

    could you possibly create a large surface of algae and plankton in the ice caps to begin using the co2 and fill the air with o2 eventually creating an atmosphere?

  • Green World
    Green World   21 hours ago

    Burning biomass from human waste will mars energy instead of nuclear power.We just need to terraform mars and mine asteroids to produce water from H2O ice and provide hydroelectricity, plant trees for oxygen and expand atmosphere.And NASA first discovered mars.

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy   1 days ago

    I came to the comments section looking for philosophical debates about sending humans to Mars, but all I got was kids posting memes about how Mars is like school.

  • Pqrst Zxerty
    Pqrst Zxerty   1 days ago

    Teleportation will be invented soon, so it make space travel easier.

  • Someone Elseyyc
    Someone Elseyyc   1 days ago

    “Mars is awful. You almost certainly don’t want to go there.”SpaceX: 2029 we are going to Mars, baby!

  • MaximilianMus
    MaximilianMus   1 days ago

    Mars kinda sounds like a harder version of Earth

  • Bryan Booker
    Bryan Booker   1 days ago

    I thought about this a while back. Could we send unmanned rockets to mars with supplies that can sit in orbit, then we make the base and have emergency supplies within reach?

  • Tomos Wood
    Tomos Wood   1 days ago

    @kurzgesagt please do a video on floating Venus bases - so many advantages!!!

  • Storm
    Storm   2 days ago

    nasa: RIGHT THAT DOWN RIGHT NOW

  • Sarezer Inocente
    Sarezer Inocente   2 days ago

    I hope all these people thay say the human race is a pleague to the earth, goes to mars.

  • Oliver Simoni
    Oliver Simoni   2 days ago

    We could always modify the human genome in order to fit the criteria of the planets atmosphere.Breathing oxygen and nitrogen isn't necessary for life. We could breathe anything as long as we are breathing.

  • eleda edumers
    eleda edumers   2 days ago

    All you need is to throw some money making scheme into the midst human will make it work.

  • K 2
    K 2   4 days ago

    Basically it's a bad idea for humans to be on Mars.....but not for robots

  • mineguide98
    mineguide98   5 days ago

    why not start bombarding the mars with water contained asteroid and let it settle down by itself?skyhook should help with that a lot.

  • Nikhil Gupta
    Nikhil Gupta   5 days ago

    We can also form a space station for Mars and change shifts of few days between crew in space and on the surface of Mars. This will also help in case of emergency as contact to space station could me made in that case

  • Rebeca Moon
    Rebeca Moon   5 days ago

    If the conditions are so bad why , would whant to live there?

  • Ray Staar
    Ray Staar   5 days ago

    What unutterable bullshit. Wouldn't it be infinitely more efficient to fix what we already have? Of course it would. What makes space exploration so attractive is that it's yet another way for the psychopathic rich to steal and hoard resources for themselves while creating larger and larger oppressed slave labor pools.

  • SomeoneWeirdYT
    SomeoneWeirdYT   6 days ago

    Kurzgesagt: MARSBASES IS A HORRIBILE IDEA!!!Also Kurzgesagt: Lets Do It!

  • vince Mccarthy
    vince Mccarthy   6 days ago

    I know 100% something like that will never happen in our lifetime. I think a man on Mars could've been possible in our lifetime. George Bush showed interest putting a man on Mars early part in his presidency, then 9-11 and Iraq War. Now America too much in debt to afford such a thing.

  • Block builder
    Block builder   6 days ago

    You should do videos on bases for more planets, like Uranus, Saturn, and Jupiter.

  • Antoine Louys
    Antoine Louys   6 days ago

    But, could we create a big magnetic field around mars ?Because the earth's magnetiv field isn't really strong so we could crate a magnetic fields in pole.

  • nun galbitang Masit
    nun galbitang Masit   6 days ago

    우리같은넘들은 플레이스테이션만 들고가면 몇달몇년이든 화성에 살아주지 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  • Stefan G
    Stefan G   1 weeks ago

    Are all these anthropomorphic birds, dodos? What are you trying to say? Lol

  • yuzoo _
    yuzoo _   1 weeks ago

    Wow people just gonna ignore the doom references 7:06 and 7:16

  • Zetto Vii
    Zetto Vii   1 weeks ago

    For the no windows thing, couldn't they just use virtual windows with HD screens?

  • ArtistFan
    ArtistFan   1 weeks ago

    Elon musk: “are you challenging me?”

  • Antonis Kazou
    Antonis Kazou   1 weeks ago

    4:40 you guys predicted the new Artemis spacesuits