Friday, June 25, 2010

Fantastic Future Friday: Looking closer at 7th grader’s holes

A middle school class in Cottonwood Calf. Spotted a hole at the top of a lava tube on Mars. This opening gives any future attempt at colonization of Mars a great place to start.

Lava tubes form as lava travels across the open ground, the outer magma cools and turns solid insulating the inner magma which drains off leaving a very hard tube or cave.

With the identification of openings to these lava tubes Martian Explorers will have a place to start a colony that is free from radiation and the extreme Martian environment. The will also have a pre-made structure that will support large building projects, they will just need to make it airtight, pressurize it pipe in heat and light from the surface and they’ll have a large place to grow food generate oxygen and all the things needed for life.

Finding these openings to Martian Lava Tubes gives Martian Colonists a good place to start and that will lead to a fantastic future.

By Darrell B. Nelson author of Invasive Thoughts

1 comment:

Stephanie Barr said...


Need more than a distant picture to get all those benefits, but it's certainly something to pursue.