Skip to comments.How Astronauts Can Explore The Martian Moon Phobos
Posted on 11/14/2013 6:51:15 PM PST by BenLurkin
The Mars Exploration Vehicle (as the crew vehicle would be called) would use nuclear propulsion and liquid hydrogen to bring two habitats along with it. One of those would (along with several fuel tanks) be used on Phobos for up to 40 days of surface operations.
It would travel during solar maximum in 2024 to reduce the effects of cosmic radiation from outside the solar system, since the suns activity would blow the radiation further away. Further, the crew would be protected from solar flares with high-density polyethylene, as well as a temporary solar storm protection chamber lined with 50 centimeters of water.
The habitat would be spun at 4.4 revolutions per minute, with a habitat of 0.38 to 0.53 the force of gravity about equivalent to what is on Mars. (This would take 2.5 metric tonnes of fuel to do.)
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Thuria is habitable.
Yeah, but Pandora has unobtanium.
Told my boss I was rooting for the humans. She looked at me as though I had just eaten a kitten.
Liberals are nuts.
Homo Phobos for 40 days?
They could sell tickets.
President Obama commented on this mission today.
“What I said about exploring other planets is true. Period. If you like Mars, you can keep Mars. Period. If you like Uranus, you can keep Uranus. Period. Besides, who else would want the stinky thing?”
Barry wants Uranus.
Count on it.
Now I’ll be having those horrible nightmares again.
Sheila Jackson Lee needs to get on this.
Hell, make it an auction! :-)
You know you’ve lost it with Hollywood Californicatia when you find yourself rooting for all the villains in their stupid movies... First happened to me with Gangs of New York; I was rooting for Daniel Day Lewis the whole way.
One Russian scientist believe Phobos in a Martian made object—its Hollow and Martians live inside of it. They went into space when their world was rendered uninhabitable. If this is the case—our astronauts better be armed.
I believe Phobos is in fact artificial (the color HIRISE images from 08). But I do not believe it has been inhabited recently. I believe it is somehow connected with a general escape which occurred millenia ago.