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

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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
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    • Christian Dior
      Christian Dior 9 dias atrás

      kurzges can you make a ancient galaxies with secret outside of milky way and make a planets like earth and had oxygen and life pls kurz i can sub you 2k subs and also make galaxy like heaven like mars and coolest galaxies please kurz?

    • Beaux R. Benoit
      Beaux R. Benoit Mês atrás

      @isalmo6996 I need a translation if you don't mind.

    • isalmo6996
      isalmo6996 Mês atrás


    • Jagadeswar Chandra
      Jagadeswar Chandra Mês atrás


    • monicow
      monicow Mês atrás


  • AntsCanada
    AntsCanada 2 anos atrás +15472

    I bet ants would find a way to survive on Mars!

    • Aswathy Jishnu
      Aswathy Jishnu 7 dias atrás


    • Plutonian Mapping
      Plutonian Mapping Mês atrás

      I subscribed but I’m from China 🇨🇳❤️🇨🇦 btw I have a jacket from canada

    • Zane
      Zane Mês atrás

      its been so long since i've seen you :D

    • Bonnyismydoggy
      Bonnyismydoggy 2 meses atrás

      @Sean O.K which one

  • Noah Gonzales
    Noah Gonzales 10 meses atrás +58

    My biggest issue with colonizing Mars already is that we haven’t even built a base on the moon yet.

    • Anwar
      Anwar 3 dias atrás +1

      @Pikacues also China Lunar Program Chang'e and teaming with Russia to make base in southpole Called ILRS, i think we Will get sequel of space race

    • Pikacues
      Pikacues 12 dias atrás +6

      Well, we're trying to now. Artemis Mission

  • GMD Bittsey
    GMD Bittsey 11 meses atrás +812

    Me: "I CAN'T WAIT!!!"
    Reality: "Don't worry man, you'll only have to wait for a hundred years or so."

    • DenCreative21
      DenCreative21 10 dias atrás

      Don't worry, you don't even have a moon base yet.

    • I didn't ask for that
      I didn't ask for that Mês atrás

      @Bahram Salik well Artemis I is coming and nasa wants to put a Base on the moon by 2025( maybe 2026 or 2027 realisticly)

    • wren
      wren 2 meses atrás

      @Bahram Salik but it could happen NEXT decade

    • Bahram Salik
      Bahram Salik 2 meses atrás

      @wren that won’t happen this decade

    • wren
      wren 2 meses atrás

      NASA’s Artemis missions are planning to set up moving bases, the future is closer than we think

  • Tadhg Ryan
    Tadhg Ryan 11 meses atrás +186

    I love the use of the Doom marine to represent an emergency on Mars, it made me unreasonably happy.

  • James Johno
    James Johno 7 meses atrás +4

    I just think it’s crazy that not too long ago they managed to look up and wonder what these things in the sky where and thought it’s absolutely impossible to get close enough to see what they are, now we are looking into how we can land here and sustain life here, I just wish I could see what 500 yesrs into the future will be like if we got there if we have started anything

  • Murilo Vidal
    Murilo Vidal 3 anos atrás +16991

    Kurzgesagt videos:
    70% trippy, cool as shit scientific stuff
    30% birds dying horribly

  • GozerTheGozerian
    GozerTheGozerian 7 meses atrás +157

    Correction: We *don't* actually have the technology to get to Mars, much less establish a colony there. There are still huge challenges, like spacecraft radiation shielding, extreme vision degradation/eventual blindness after 6 months in zero G, damage to body systems that involved fluid (again due to low/zero G), and many technical challenges in tech relating to airlocks, robotics, etc. We might have plausible ideas about how to tackle these problems, but you never *have* the technology until you actually have it.
    The James Webb telescope is a perfect example: You could say we "had" the tech to build and launch the JWST in 1996 when the project began, but we did not, and ultimately it took 25 years and much, much more money than we planned for to make it happen.
    tl;dr - There's a big difference between having ideas about how to do something and actually possessing the tech to do it.

    • Twelve Stitches
      Twelve Stitches 2 meses atrás

      We do have the technology to get to Mars. Any spacecraft taking humans to Mars would have to take water. That water, in the walls of the craft, would be a radiation shield.
      Astronauts do not go blind because of zero g. There have been astronauts who have stayed on the space station for an entire year and they did not go blind. And the damage to the body because of zero gravity is weakness that is recoverable after a few days.
      We've had airtight doors on spacecraft since the 60's.
      You're stuck in the 1800's.

  • Robert Knotoff
    Robert Knotoff 2 meses atrás +14

    Underground in a very large cave might give a jump start . With the explorers we should be searching for such a place in advance .
    Once you get enough people there maybe we can push our limits . To do nothing or not try would be a big mistake in my view . They should use a cave on earth to see what could be done and how it could help .

  • Goatqueen
    Goatqueen 11 meses atrás +38

    i feel like a moon base would have some similar issues, since moon dust is highly toxic

    • Beazle
      Beazle Mês atrás +7

      Difference is that its 3 days away when something goes wrong, and that's constant + pretty much instant comms by comparison. Moon is quite easy for us to colonize.

  • Grant Jones
    Grant Jones 9 meses atrás +101

    Colonization of Mars is In reality, a really bad idea. Even a one shot manned mission is not practical. Mars is hostile to life in so many ways. The idea sounds romantic, but it is a horrible place for humans. Just send unmanned devices for research. Our space technology hopefully will advance in the future? to the point where manned flight might be more safe and practical.

    • My Alt
      My Alt Mês atrás +3

      It's not that Mars is too inhospitable, it's that there's nothing *for* us on Mars. Mercury has a lot of extremely useful metals, Venus is very energy-rich and has CO2 gas (can be converted into oxygen) as well as nitrogen (necessary for farming), Earth is extremely habitable, Jupiter has gases required for fusion as well as an extensive and mineral-rich moon system that could support billions, Saturn also has a big moon system as well as the moon Titan, which has lots of dense, cold gas that would be perfect for cooling massive computers, Neptune has even more fusion gas, and so does Uranus, and the Oort cloud is too far away from anything to have any real use. I suppose Mars does have the advantage of it's moons being perfect for rotating skyhooks, and it's closeness to the Asteroid Belt, making it good as a refueling point between Earth and the Outer Planets. But overall, Mars is useless as anything but a trade hub due to a lack of energy and resources.

    • Schinshikss
      Schinshikss Mês atrás

      @Verroll Moon base would be a net negative asset unless there are breakthroughs on interstellar travels and extraterrestrial habitat building that generate the needs to assemble large spaceships in space. Before that, moonbases would be run by AI at best, with tolerable window of intervention on earth of half a second (in contrast with Mars's hours of light speed communications lag).
      So yeah, set up an automated Moon base, then we can work on interstellar mining to generate some early-stage profit to keep the space tech development running.

    • Verroll
      Verroll Mês atrás +1

      @Schinshikss let's stick to the moon and earth for now shall we?

    • Schinshikss
      Schinshikss 2 meses atrás +8

      It'd take centuries of technological development for Mars colonization to be even remotely viable. Spending resources on such projects aside from basic scouting, data gathering, and remote infrastructure construction is way too wasteful when there's plenty of rooms and resources to be utilized on Earth. Even remote robotic asteroid mining seems easier than Mars colonization.

    • yiming wang
      yiming wang 2 meses atrás +5

      but mars is the second most hospitable place for human naturally

  • Advait
    Advait Anos atrás +15683

    “Only OG’s remember earth”

    • spritemon 98
      spritemon 98 Minuto atrás

      "Mars is flat!!"

    • Wassah Duude
      Wassah Duude 2 dias atrás

      Bruh wtf is Earth?

    • Scibanana
      Scibanana 5 dias atrás

      @Chrislol **wince**

    • Chrislol
      Chrislol 5 dias atrás

      @Scibanana I would’ve asked, “is the queen still alive?” But I was too late..

  • Shieldster
    Shieldster 9 meses atrás +1

    I just LOVE all the details that is hidden in these Kurzgesagt videos. The "Alien" that was in the spacecontainer, and the "Doom" reference at the ending. I is just so great to see all the love and care that has made these videos. Awesome job guys! Keep up the amazing job! 😀

  • Xiaohan Ma
    Xiaohan Ma 2 meses atrás +2

    looking back at this animation in 2022 makes me realize how much work kurzgesagt has done in the past 3 years. This video is already pretty neat animation but the ones released in the following years are very noticibly better-crafted.

  • Brian James
    Brian James 3 meses atrás +3

    Barring any major discoveries and/or invention, space exploration such as this will only do the opposite of what it claims the goals are. That being space exploration will only waste resources of this planet/environment if the destination planet has no additional resources to specifically offer humans.

  • Simon Johansen
    Simon Johansen 6 meses atrás +2

    Illuminating video. I have been familiar with many of the practical challenges most likely involved in humans conquering Mars but NOT all of those mentioned here until now. I also absolutely love Kurzgesagt's animation style, would love to play a strategy game involving building and managing a Mars base in this art style.

  • Charles Hampson
    Charles Hampson Anos atrás +4323

    "___________ is a horrible idea, let's do it!"
    *Humanity in a nutshell*

    • Star Cobra
      Star Cobra 2 meses atrás

      @Danishspainnard keeping dozens of sars diseases in a unsecure lab is a horrible idea, lets do it!

    • Fab Guyver
      Fab Guyver 3 meses atrás

      M O R O N S

    • Redcoat
      Redcoat 3 meses atrás

      @tomasg inventing pineapple pizza is a horrible idea, let's do it

    • 陳睿哲 Perseus Chan
      陳睿哲 Perseus Chan 3 meses atrás +1

      @Dhruvraj singh Yes, I think humans can actually colonise the Moon first. It will make enough time for us to figure out how to solve the problem to live in the worst environment on Mars.

  • Vishal Mahato
    Vishal Mahato 8 meses atrás +4

    Really appreciate the whole team for being so creative.
    Let me know if I can contribute or help in making such amazing vector graphics.

  • Kyle Hettinger
    Kyle Hettinger 7 meses atrás +1

    This just underscores the importance of sending people like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to Mars.

  • The Daredevil Incognito
    The Daredevil Incognito 4 meses atrás +1

    I'm dreaming of a future where planet-hopping is just like going to other countries.

  • 八雲紫
    八雲紫 3 meses atrás +1

    5:45 to fix the gravity problem, just put on weighted clothing that weighs twice as much as you when you're on Mars so you feel normal. No need to exercise constantly.

  • Telisto
    Telisto 3 anos atrás +1681

    could create fake windows with a camera outside an a monitor inside. super easy barely an inconvenience

    • Hal Nordmann
      Hal Nordmann 10 meses atrás

      The camera/screen trick has a problem - namely the fact that nearly all screens are 2D. So you won't get a "window" but a "moving picture". This distinction is important for human psychology.

    • connor wells
      connor wells Anos atrás

      Stormworks windows

    • Jo Jojo
      Jo Jojo Anos atrás

      @yetanotherstronk Yeah you could implement that with augmented reality but then you could just make a completely different virtual reality instead.
      I think VR can have a bad effect on your eyes though. Your brain is tricked so it seems like 3d but your eyes always focus the screen at the same short distance, so you might unlearn properly focusing stuff far away with your eyes.

    • Jo Jojo
      Jo Jojo Anos atrás

      Wouldn't a window like that be really shitty? It's just a 2d screen and it is rgb so you only get certain wavelengths, which could have a bad impact on your mental health.
      Was a window like that ever prototyped?

    • Karar Ender
      Karar Ender 2 anos atrás +1

      send that comment to elon musk

  • totalfreedom45
    totalfreedom45 3 meses atrás +2

    _Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future._ -Niels Bohr
    *_1_* Colonizing other galaxies is possible according to the laws of physics but not with current technology and will take a long time-travel to the Canis Major Dwarf (our closest neighbor in the Local Group) would take about 750 million years.
    *_2_* Colonizing other planets in the Milky Way is more likely.
    *_3_* Colonizing our Solar System is much more likely but (1) the death toll will be staggering and (2) deathly genetic mutations will occur.
    *_4_* It took Mother Earth through evolution 4.5 billion years to come up with so much beauty and variety of life. Let’s take good care of her; in our stupidity we are greedily destroying her for the profit of a few. 💕☮🌎🌌

  • Aric Wilbur
    Aric Wilbur 10 meses atrás

    I always wondered why we never had a colony on our Moon when were so eager to go all the way to Mars

  • Jonathan Wheeler
    Jonathan Wheeler 7 meses atrás +1

    I always appreciate the easter egg nods to video game and pop culture in these videos. Like the Xenomorph in the windowless buildings section or the Doom Guy's face on the Earth and Mars resupply orbits section.

  • Spaceflight21
    Spaceflight21 10 meses atrás +1

    Could you maybe do a part 2 and mention more stuff about the long term like creating an artificial atmosphere or rivers and lakes?

  • tytyistheman thetruth.
    tytyistheman thetruth. 2 anos atrás +6531

    "They will need to stay inside a lot"
    Well looks like were ready for mars

    • Qu empire
      Qu empire 5 meses atrás

      @Kebord g r a m m e r

    • Kebord
      Kebord 5 meses atrás

      I'm sorry...

    • Qu empire
      Qu empire 7 meses atrás

      @aaebs ss b the second winter war won’t go so well this time…

    • Anonymus GNC
      Anonymus GNC Anos atrás

      @El Potter Yes. Global meter measure system doesn't be used in US as well

  • Phineas Campbell
    Phineas Campbell 8 meses atrás +9

    The first people who are sent to Mars, those pioneering braves competing in the harsh conditions, they should be people from challenging climates here. Basically people who already have experience surviving in hostile, unpleasant, deprived and unlovable parts of the planet. Desert tribe folk, Inuits, residents of Hull and Birmingham and Banbury.

    • The Bhut
      The Bhut 4 meses atrás +1

      NYC and LA people need not apply ... lol

  • Jon
    Jon 7 meses atrás +20

    To me, an average guy, one of the biggest wonders is mankind is our continued unrealistic attitude about colonising space. We might be able to get a few astronauts to survive a several horrific years on the surface of Mars, but to what end? Given the completely inhospitable environment and the logistics in transportation of the sufficient quantity of materials from earth, a self-sustainable station on Mars to be used as a base for exploring further into space is completely unrealistic . Further, given the seemingly impossible complexities involved, the idea that Mars would be a better base than earth to launch missions elsewhere seems more fantastical still. I love my science-fiction, but when it comes to colonising Mars, and I would love to be proven wrong, but think we have confused fiction with reality.

    • cabo
      cabo 5 meses atrás +1

      @Jon haha I admit I'm a bit of a dreamer for the potential science, that is why I like to study it(thou my major level of expertise is biology lol). But yeah, that it's why like to look back at different eras of great discoveries on knowledge from different cultures, and all of them put great importance on the knowledge it self on some way and/or on the people that created knowledge(a lot of different astronomical knowledge was created by astrologers or some form of shamans, that originally wanted to study the sky for predictions or religion). And well, we get the correlation that when we emphasize the importance of knowledge, knowledge is created exponentially, maybe is kinda obvious but I think is still important to keep on mind.
      And about Mars, yes of course, to my understanding the more optimistic projections are that a colony would be in various decades and other stimates are 100+ years. I guess my point is that I want it to be missions to Mars as soon as possible because that is what make us improve, the technology and science(of course "ASAP" while mataining security standards, but it's always a risk being sloppy and the people in charge must be always vigilant). I mean I know there have been a lot of advances, but even then it's not secret that NASA has been on something like stagnation for many years. And without clear objectives or missions, the technology or science never will advance as fast as it could. In a more active environment, one never know what crazy technology can come out, but again I'm fully aware about the current projections just that there is way to better the chances and I personally believe that as soon as humanity hit milestone on Space its better for everyone, hopefully.
      Ups, sorry for the long text, I think it's exciting talking about this stuff.

    • Jon
      Jon 5 meses atrás +1

      @cabo thanks for your well written comment. I am opening to the idea that it could happen, but I really think we are so far away from a colony on Mars, a small, cramped base for a few brave astronauts perhaps, but they are very different things.

    • cabo
      cabo 5 meses atrás +2

      I get what are you saying, to my knowledge we still need to develop some key technologies and better defined plans, but when Kennedy gave the deadline for getting to the moon by humans, some scientists on the field believed to be pure fantasy(Not because it was theoretically impossible but precisely because there were too many practical challenges). And even thou the Moon Landing wouldn't have been possible without the astronomical(heh) amount of founding because of the Cold War, you always need the passionate scientist and engineers to make the advances that funding alone can't get you. And while you can say that we didn't gain anything from the moon landing, I'd say that is totally false because 1st, which is often pointed out, technologies developed for space are some of the more useful tech for us people down here on earth. But even more important than that imo, samples and rocks from the moon help us to understand how the earth was created, how the solar system was created and how the universe was created or, to some degree, how the universe works.
      So I believe some of that discoveries will happen with Mars, even considering that we have been exploring and taking some samples for years now. And yeah, the way Mars can be a great base for further space explorations is something like when you make a travel in car with your destination 12hrs+ away. It would be nice to have more fuel and supplies somewhere on the way(I know you don't consume fuel on Space like on a place with constant gravity or atmosphere but still). Talking about that, the other reason is precisely Mars have noticeable less gravity than Earth and a super thin atmosphere, those are the kind of conditions make it way easier to launch rockets, the same reason why the moon could be a great exploration base too, the moon even having "easy" access to produce rocket fuel and water. And this bases shouldn't be rebundant either, with more infrastructure out there more versatile and fastest space exploration should be. Of course, even though all of this is true or possibly, it's theoretical for now but sometimes humanity makes big jumps between what is theoretical and practical, on the last century this happened very often. In fact, there are stories that sci-fi inspired future scientists to discover or explore those topics(maybe a silly example).
      I think is obvious I'm all for colonizing Mars if possible, but I understand that it may be impossible now or forever. But Im sure the future astronauts will be some that understand the risks better than anyone, on the mission to Mars, because other than train like crazy is good to remember most astronauts have PhD in Physics or Engineering, so they should have the risks crystal clear compared to us.

    • SledgeInc
      SledgeInc 7 meses atrás +8

      Same way our ancestors would never have believed it to be possible for humans to fly look at us now. A viable yet distant future would be to use genetic engineering with tools like CRISPR to modify humans to be adaptable to space

    • Justin C
      Justin C 7 meses atrás +13

      It’s the journey. The problem solving involved with all the challenges faced make humankind more adaptable and resilient. Otherwise we stay on a “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mantra and never learn about all the potentially better ways we could be doing things because we’ve never needed to deal with those kinds of problems before.

  • King david6794
    King david6794 5 meses atrás

    curious, could the statically charged mars soil be usable as a small energy source?
    i mean i probable be insignificant amount but still

  • 롱오일라이자
    롱오일라이자 4 meses atrás

    It's weird how we want to do this without doing the moon first. It would be so much easier after that

  • Lian Smith
    Lian Smith 3 anos atrás +6855

    "Doing X is a horrible idea! Let's do it!"
    Otherwise known as the entire history of the human race summarized.

    • Darryl A
      Darryl A 11 meses atrás


    • 권혁준
      권혁준 Anos atrás

      @Head on a Crab No intellectuals in the 14th century thought the earth was flat, the sail was just a generation before Copernicus
      Except some of us still do in 21C

    • cipher88101
      cipher88101 Anos atrás +3

      Never underestimate the power of self loathing. the good news is that it doesn't last more than a lifetime.

    • Lian Smith
      Lian Smith 2 anos atrás +3

      Jean Michel Your optimism is beautiful, and your points are very much valid. If only more people were like you.

  • Antonio
    Antonio 4 meses atrás +1

    How would we turn the moon into a hub? Doesn't it get hit by asteroids all the time? And doesn't it always face the earth on one side too? So wouldn't it be extremely cold on one side and extremely hot on the other? Not trying to sound nitpicky I'm just curious what you'd think to overcome the moons challenges as well 😅

  • IrhamGhazi
    IrhamGhazi 7 meses atrás +1

    “But we’re stubborn, and we like extreme challenges” true facts and this applies to everyone on earth since ppl always want to get better because we always can!

  • Olaf Pijl
    Olaf Pijl 7 meses atrás +1

    I'm not really sold on the idea that colonizing Mars is a good idea. Wouldn't it be better to focus our efforts on making the Earth a more healthy and habitable place for everyone?

  • ChuotVy
    ChuotVy 10 meses atrás

    The question we should be asking is: what happens if they forget about you and leave you on the earth/moon?

  • The amazing cat wizard
    The amazing cat wizard Anos atrás +4767

    Kurzgesagt usually refers people as “Humans,” and has a lot of birds, so is Kurzgesagt secretly a bunch of birds able to talk working together and possibly helping/warning Humans about the near future?

    • Ethan Forsyth
      Ethan Forsyth 3 meses atrás

      @The Gavinator I agree, "In short loves birds." Great job g translate

    • Ethan Forsyth
      Ethan Forsyth 3 meses atrás

      @dogwater royalist 👑 I- Is A Duck On Your Spaceship

    • Orez Eno
      Orez Eno 3 meses atrás

      Birds are secretly the dominate species of the planet. 🌏

    • Angel Estelle
      Angel Estelle 4 meses atrás

      I like how your mind thinks

  • Maxwell Bown
    Maxwell Bown 11 meses atrás

    Imagine if all the space companies make their own bases on mars and then have a war over who gets what land

  • cyranoBergeracX
    cyranoBergeracX 9 meses atrás

    Hi, artificial gravity by rotation is clear. Rotating habitats, the 2001 movie etc. But these were concepts without normal gravitation and the gravitation by rotation pressed your feet to the inner side of the rotating ring.
    Would be nice to have more explanations about artificial gravity concepts at the mars surface.

  • Ofentse Mwase Films
    Ofentse Mwase Films 9 meses atrás +1

    This is Impossible. But f*ck it Let’s do it!

  • Zeko_
    Zeko_ 8 meses atrás

    from discovering fire and stone tools, to creating fusion power and terraforming another planet.
    amazing how life can change and adapt

  • MinterVision
    MinterVision Anos atrás +3156

    Whoever put in the DOOM and Mars Attack references needs a raise.

    • awesomeness123
      awesomeness123 Mês atrás

      Where's Mars attack references at? I watched the whole thing

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      Stanis Kynjing Mês atrás


    • Spring Bonneh
      Spring Bonneh 2 meses atrás


    • Edgar Valdez
      Edgar Valdez 2 meses atrás


    • Slevin Channel
      Slevin Channel 4 meses atrás

      @Дмитрий М 'Why a Mars Colony is a Stupid and Dangerous Idea'
      A new video by 'Adam something'.

  • Champanzee
    Champanzee 7 meses atrás +1

    I’m so excited 😆 Can’t wait for my grandchildren or great grandchildren to live on Mars!

  • jimigitau
    jimigitau 7 meses atrás

    I'm just from watching the "terraforming Venus" video and can't help but think, what if we used more intelligent robots to start off the colonization? Then humans can go once it's a little more habitable

  • askthepizzaguy
    askthepizzaguy 7 meses atrás

    My guess is much of the early work setting up the base should be done by robots. The fewer humans directly involved, the more practical this task becomes.

  • Zee Yin
    Zee Yin 10 meses atrás

    If we could make Mars habitable, we're certainly capable of fixing Earth!

  • Christian Lund
    Christian Lund 2 anos atrás +3756

    Humans: "Mars is toxic but somehow we will manage to feed everyone."
    Also humans: "Earth is a garden of food but we still can't feed everyone."

    • Ryan Sullivan
      Ryan Sullivan Anos atrás

      @Atlas There's people living on Mars at this very moment?

    • spindash64
      spindash64 Anos atrás

      @Atlas as others have said, food production isn’t an issue. It’s distribution that is a problem. Neither capitalistic nor communistic systems have really managed to solve this properly.

    • Lucas: O garoto sem sorte
      Lucas: O garoto sem sorte Anos atrás +1

      @legrandliseur tri Well, that's true, you're right. But going to Mars is something that wouldn't be just cool or for money, but for entire generations hence forth. It is a risk worth taking, even if some things don't work out. Have you seen the video of in a nutshell on a lunar base? There you can understand what I'm talking about.

    • legrandliseur tri
      legrandliseur tri Anos atrás +2

      @Lucas: O garoto sem sorte Because there were already ressources in america, and a bunch of humans too. Not comparable at all to a toxic wasteland.

  • Ian Foote
    Ian Foote 6 meses atrás

    Seems like a good use case for Thorium reactors. Thorium is far more energy dense than uranium

  • Alexander's Diary
    Alexander's Diary 2 meses atrás +1

    Cool, but I'd like to see the climate crisis resolved first on Earth. Thank you!

  • Astralis 35
    Astralis 35 7 meses atrás +1

    This makes u realize how perfect our planet is for life , so enjoy it while u can

  • toast productions
    toast productions 6 meses atrás

    One way to simulate gravity is to have the astronauts commonly wear suits with metal inside and have the floor electromagnetic.

  • Bubble Gum
    Bubble Gum Anos atrás +937

    I can't even imagine the fear and panic it would cause to be stuck on Mars if there was some sort of mechanical failure. Just knowing how delayed your communication is, Earth is extremely far away, and that death is certain. Honestly if we ever do send humans to Mars, I wouldn't be surprised if the first mission ends in disaster, and that it stains interest enough to where manned Mars missions are abandoned.

    • schebobo
      schebobo 18 dias atrás

      @keyserzose Ah fair enough. My comment about the moon was simply to reflect how little interest there was at the time, esp compared to the costs associated.
      But I still stand by what I said about Mars.

    • keyserzose
      keyserzose 18 dias atrás

      @schebobo I never said anything about a manned city on Mars, I said missions on Mars, don't strawman me. And as I said, there are actual missions to the moon so your comment about no one going to the moon aged like fine milk.

    • schebobo
      schebobo 18 dias atrás

      @keyserzose Lmao dream on. We will never have a manned city on Mars the same reason we don't have a city on Antarctica. It makes no bloody sense, and its a waste of time and money.
      Plus the radiation and gravity issues are ones that I don't think we can reasonably resolve in the next 400 or so years. The lower gravity will do far too much damage to the human body for anyone with brain cells to attempt staying on mars for extended periods.
      As it stands now, manned Mars missions for long stay would be suicidal (and probably for the next couple of hundred years).

    • BradynLee09
      BradynLee09 Mês atrás +1

      Fear and panic means Phobos and Deimos in another language lol

  • Rex Futuri
    Rex Futuri 11 meses atrás +4

    It's strange how few seem to consider subsurface colonies. I thought Heinlein made a good case for underground colonization in "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress". For Mars, that solves the radiation issue and possibly gives easier access to water.
    But, there is one problem on Mars that I have never heard a real solution for. The gravity issue has no fix short of artificially generated gravity. I wonder what effect slowing Mars' rotation would have on the force of gravity, but that would affect the day cycle for surface colonization.

    • Samus
      Samus 10 meses atrás

      @Samuel Butts then gene editing. Change the people to fit the environment

    • Goku Black
      Goku Black 10 meses atrás

      @Samuel Butts Thats why he said to rotate them out every couple of years

    • Samuel Butts
      Samuel Butts 10 meses atrás +1

      nobody seems to want to acknowledge that we cant live long term at 0.3g

  • Michael Sullivan
    Michael Sullivan 9 meses atrás

    I've tried researching this a few times before can anyone answer
    I know that the launch window to Mars is every 2.2 years but how long is the window open?

    CHAOU 10 meses atrás

    Now:habitating in Mars is going to be the toughest challenge
    Really really really long Time later:habitating in another Pararell universe is gonna be the toughest challenge

  • mydane coronel
    mydane coronel 3 meses atrás

    Watching these videos make me feel hopeful for the future generation.

  • Évariste Galois
    Évariste Galois 3 anos atrás +3215

    Kurzgesagt: “Building a Marsbase is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it!”
    Elon Musk: “They had us in the first half, not gonna lie”

    • Makas
      Makas 2 anos atrás

      YellowBag Kids No

    • carso1500
      carso1500 2 anos atrás +1

      @Shayne O'Neill do you know that musk does work directly on the rockets since he is actually the lead enginer of the falcón 9 and now Starship proyects since he has a physics degree and he IS a rocket enginer, right?
      Yeah his workers do the heavy lifting thats how a company works but musk is far from just being the guy that gives the money, also he doesnt steals all the credit he constantly credits all of his team for the awesome job that they accomplish, it's just that he is the public face of the company, he is also the one that keeps spacex on track so that they don't get sidelined by other crap

    • Shayne O'Neill
      Shayne O'Neill 3 anos atrás +3

      @iveseenthis button now! To be clear, Musk hasn't achieved a single one of the goals he's attributed to. His workers have. This is true of all billionaires, and theres no exception to that rule and there never has been an exception. And he underpays and overworks them. Sooooooo fuck him. Thats why I'm rooting for the regulators to boot him off the board and get someone who will pay direct the company to them properly, preferably a CEO hired via Seek or whatever like the rest of us working joes get our jobs.

    • Jeremiah John
      Jeremiah John 3 anos atrás

      @Arsène Ntibushitse we already have that, they are all working on their best ideas in a friendly manner.

  • Meowat
    Meowat 6 meses atrás +1

    And as always, your videos are so interesting to watch!

  • Yeros Syle
    Yeros Syle 10 meses atrás +1

    Imagine working from sunset to sundown like this till you're 90 years old. Without the possibility of enjoying the fruits of your work by going outside wit ha fresh beverage and just stare at the horizon.
    It's a bunker life.

  • LogicalSwim
    LogicalSwim 11 meses atrás +2

    Windowless habitats? How about HD live views to the outside displayed on screens mounted on the walls? Perhaps on places where people eat or relax?

  • Lewis Cuttlefish
    Lewis Cuttlefish 4 meses atrás

    I think it would take a machine to produce a magnetic field, since there is no magnetic field on Mars. Good video ! ;)

  • Amyychu :3
    Amyychu :3 3 anos atrás +1015

    *A Mars Base is possible, but it needs a Moon Base!*
    NASA & SpaceX: yes

    • PlaguedHuman
      PlaguedHuman 2 anos atrás

      Moon base by 2024...

    • Space Jace
      Space Jace 2 anos atrás +1

      Steved D
      Why would we fake any of this?

    • ShadowSlayer 669
      ShadowSlayer 669 2 anos atrás

      @Someone404 Mars One went bankrupt

    • lobzster
      lobzster 2 anos atrás

      @M Beecher sir... I don't think you understand how significant that much energy would be. using solar power from the sun r as ther than fusion energy and any of its energy from its core is like saying... "no I want the 5$ rather than the 10$ because there is only so much money in the world and I'd like someone to have the other 5$"

    • M Beecher
      M Beecher 2 anos atrás

      we also need a dysin sphere so we can not use nuckely power only and hav some nice solar power AT ANY HOUR

  • Kian Mohammadi
    Kian Mohammadi 6 meses atrás

    This and all your other videos have helped me so much. you are awesome!!! keep it up!

  • Patvw
    Patvw 4 meses atrás +1

    "Building A Mars Base Is A Horrible Idea"
    "Let's Do It"
    *Yeah Sure Let's Do It, It's Not A Horrible Idea*

  • Brendon Gonzales
    Brendon Gonzales 5 meses atrás

    From “cold, radioactive desert,” to “no accessible radioactive elements.”

  • Матвей Айги
    Матвей Айги 5 meses atrás

    Thank you for this atmospheric and educative video!

  • stuff & more stuff
    stuff & more stuff 2 anos atrás +2589

    Just remember when your trying to go to Mars
    *The sun is a deadly lazer*

    • Abby Cabrera
      Abby Cabrera Anos atrás

      @Barbaros Erdogan OG's i love it xD

    • Rafael Torres
      Rafael Torres Anos atrás +1

      *and there wont be a blanklet*

    • DOOMGUY 420
      DOOMGUY 420 Anos atrás +1


    • Rose
      Rose Anos atrás

      ah yes, bill wurtz. you know, i kinda relate to him. in his words...
      "i'm still a piece of *GARBAGE"*

    • stuff & more stuff
      stuff & more stuff Anos atrás

      @hydrolito Yep. Thats why solar panels produce less power on Mars, and its an irradiated frozen desert.

  • Alfonso Anton Romero
    Alfonso Anton Romero 10 meses atrás

    You are much more inspiring to me than Carl Sagan's Cosmos. You go more to the point, without so much sentimentality, and you explain it in a more didactic way.
    It is one of the best explained videos with enormous amount of small details about the colonization of Mars.🥰🤯🤯🤯💪🤔🤠👨‍🔧👨‍🏭🚀👨‍🚀👩‍🚀🛰️🛸🚀🌌🌌🌕🦸‍♂️👨‍🚀🌌🌌

  • Saul Amarista
    Saul Amarista 2 meses atrás +1

    Elon Musk without proving data managed to convince many people about terraforming Mars.

  • Jonas Lasys
    Jonas Lasys 10 meses atrás

    How about solar flares? Even when the Mars is further away than the Earth is to the Sun, flares could still affect Mars.

  • Luisina Casirola
    Luisina Casirola 6 meses atrás

    I love the idea of another planet and whoever gets to colonize it gets to decide its rules and politics

  • Captain Cringe
    Captain Cringe 3 anos atrás +486

    As the animation quality improves, more and more references and easter eggs are put in. It's amazing how much work go into these videos, really.

    • DryGrahamCracker
      DryGrahamCracker 3 anos atrás

      Too many police boxes

    • rhine
      rhine 3 anos atrás

      Xzombiekilla13x that was Wolfenstein 3D

    • tvindy
      tvindy 3 anos atrás

      @Evan Sky A tortoise is not a tardis.

    • HenryCGS
      HenryCGS 3 anos atrás

      @Alexander Day wow. I play KSP all the time and didn't even notice that

  • Na Cl
    Na Cl Mês atrás

    Its probably ideal to put the colony in a large cave of some sort, There should be less severe dust storms, and slightly less radiation,
    And the energy is likely coming from mainly Nuclear power as you suggested.
    General stability of weather from strong winds would also help keep the habitats intact.
    It might also reduce energy usage from heating slightly, from less wind in a deep cave

  • Xuolo
    Xuolo 3 meses atrás +23

    lets save the planet in kurzgesagt pfp than living on mars

    • Riley
      Riley 2 meses atrás +1

      but, that's just earth.
      ... oooh, i get it.

  • Nick Cunningham
    Nick Cunningham 7 meses atrás

    Funny how we're looking at mars when we haven't even colonized our own moon yet. I always felt like that should be the obvious first step.

      ELECTRO WIZARD! 6 meses atrás +1

      This video literally says that it assumes there is a Moon base to help send stuff to Mars.

  • The Zackast
    The Zackast 9 meses atrás

    Idea: We take all of earth's carbon emissions and send them to Mars for say 20 years. This allows Mars to develop a semi-usable atmosphere that catches the sun's uv radiation and also heats up the planet. Profit

  • WetWorm
    WetWorm 3 anos atrás +2057

    Then we'll have people calling each other Martians and Earthlings instead of Europeans and Americans.

    • Erick Lizarraga
      Erick Lizarraga 10 meses atrás

      @WetWorm 😂😂

    • WetWorm
      WetWorm 10 meses atrás

      @Erick Lizarraga nah you good. I think it's a cringe comment but its my most liked comment lmao

    • Erick Lizarraga
      Erick Lizarraga 10 meses atrás

      @WetWorm my bad bro

    • WetWorm
      WetWorm 10 meses atrás +1

      @Erick Lizarraga I made this so long ago that I don't even know what I meant at the time.

    • Erick Lizarraga
      Erick Lizarraga 10 meses atrás

      More bullshit terms that people are going identify with

  • Nicholas Freitas
    Nicholas Freitas Mês atrás

    Imagine you using a telescope and You seeing all the cities on Mars just like the lights on earth

  • DarthAdipose
    DarthAdipose 9 meses atrás

    This concept could be the base for a great horror movie! It would be like The Shining but in space.

  • TheMBL098 098
    TheMBL098 098 9 meses atrás +3

    I loved the Doom and Alien references BTW.

  • Panzer Crewman
    Panzer Crewman 11 meses atrás

    Instead of the surface we could dig down and live deep in the crust of Mars to eliminate the radiation problem hopefully and getting water would be extremely easy

  • Charlie Dobbie
    Charlie Dobbie Anos atrás +4860

    "After being stuck indoors in tight spaces without windows, with the same people, performing the same routines day in, day out with little contact from the outside world and a lot to worry about"
    So, about that...

    • Strazdas
      Strazdas 2 meses atrás

      @Attila Kovács Why?

    • cringe guy
      cringe guy 3 meses atrás


    • Attila Kovács
      Attila Kovács 3 meses atrás

      We'd better stick to where we are now and try to save it for our grandchildren.

    • Attila Kovács
      Attila Kovács 3 meses atrás

      ​@JavaScrapper Not exactly.

  • Natan Ark
    Natan Ark 8 meses atrás

    What software did you use to make such amazing graphics. I love the colors. I am creating a video game and would like to incorporate these colors and graphic style into it.

  • 쇼팽쇼팽
    쇼팽쇼팽 Mês atrás +1

    Build a city on Mars! Many people seem to be interested in this topic because it has been frequently featured in sf novels and movies recently. It still seems like a myth now, but I think it came true soon.

  • DriveCarToBar
    DriveCarToBar 8 meses atrás +2

    Building a Marsbase is a horrible idea. But a floating habitat on Venus, that's a much better plan.

  • Aryaman Pillai
    Aryaman Pillai 10 meses atrás

    6:12 all of that has already been experienced by many of us in this COVID period so it might not be such a bad thing

  • DDx16
    DDx16 3 meses atrás +1

    Why would we start building a colony on Mars right now, when we haven't fully colonized earth yet?

  • EmeraldView
    EmeraldView 10 meses atrás

    The soil may not have the nitrogen needed to grow, but does it have the electrolytes that plants crave?

  • Cryo Crystal Inc
    Cryo Crystal Inc 11 meses atrás

    Also due to radiation on Mars there is a technology that allows us to collect the radiation and converted into Viable electricity

  • Everton Porter
    Everton Porter 9 meses atrás

    "Let's go to Mars.", they said.
    "It'll be great!", they said.
    "Oh." I said, "But Mars is trying to kill you once you land there."

  • optimus bryan
    optimus bryan Anos atrás +2677

    The youtube vids would be titled:
    "What to bring when visiting mars"
    "My mars morning routine"
    "Redecorating my space dome"

  • Lady Rayna InuTaisho
    Lady Rayna InuTaisho 2 meses atrás +1

    Like in the movie Total Recall {from the 1990s) or Doom they would build the bases inside the mountains. This way they could have the wide open spaces necessary, to do and have everything it is that they need and want. While still being protected from the outside. And in place of windows, they would have cameras and viewscreens. This way it'll look like you can see outside and see whatever it is that you wanna see {Especially the sky and the Day/Night cycle so you don't get that weird feeling that happens where your body clock goes all topsy turvy). But you're actually not.

  • William Irwin
    William Irwin 7 meses atrás

    This would be viable but we aint even made a self sufficent base on the moon yet

  • R2D2
    R2D2 3 meses atrás

    I’ve an idea, we can always put space stations between mars and earth, so we can send rockets from there

  • Pamela Thompson
    Pamela Thompson 8 meses atrás

    The best solution is to send the robots to get the important things ready! I think Mars is not realistic in our human form

  • Joran De Braekeleer
    Joran De Braekeleer 3 anos atrás +112

    I can't believe how much this channel has grown in quality. There is especially a lot more detail in the animations. Amazing work!

  • Alfonso Anton Romero
    Alfonso Anton Romero 10 meses atrás

    A great and very educational video. They should have put approximate dates when we will achieve those objectives and the sources. Some scientists speak of arriving and staying in 2040 and others in 2070. In other words, we must not get anxious yet.

  • Gendo ruwo
    Gendo ruwo 7 meses atrás

    It's an extremely grueling first step, sure. But once we uncover the Protean Beacon on Mars, and create Mass Effect drives, humanity will truly belong to the stars.

  • wqee
    wqee 4 meses atrás +1

    my teacher told us we couldn't write about a house on another planet and then i showed her this and she accepted

  • tomsterBG
    tomsterBG 10 meses atrás

    Hmm... "After being stuck indoors in tight spaces with the same people, performing the same routines day-in and day-out with little contact from the outside world, and a lot to worry about..."
    I guess we've all been trained for this, let's do it then!