someday we'll look up and see this. .. We shall also one day colonize Pluto, and we shall have a death penalty for anyone who says Pluto is not a real planet.


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#34 - thisotherdude (05/23/2013) [-]
We shall also one day colonize Pluto, and we shall have a death penalty for anyone who says Pluto is not a real planet.
#78 to #34 - attilia (05/23/2013) [-]
Pluto would be best for one thing mainly..............a penal colony. What use is there for a planet that the average temperate is around 3 times lower than what it takes to freeze a human?
User avatar #81 to #78 - thisotherdude (05/23/2013) [-]
Well you insulted it but you still called it a planet... Alright, you can stay (plus I'd imagine we'd probably set up some kind of dome thing to regulate temperature, that or only do that with apartments and houses but other than that walk around in temperature controlled suits)
#83 to #81 - attilia (05/23/2013) [-]
I didn't insult it, I just put out the facts.
User avatar #138 to #34 - stanleys (05/24/2013) [-]
Or the non-believers shall be exiled to the uncolonized parts of Pluto where it is colder than balls
User avatar #39 to #34 - luiselvergas (05/23/2013) [-]
it shall have Spartan culture (exept for the pedophilia)
User avatar #118 to #39 - swiekim (05/24/2013) [-]
ESPECIALLY pedophilia...
#89 to #34 - uncontrollablelol (05/23/2013) [-]
The **** did you just say?
User avatar #91 to #89 - thisotherdude (05/23/2013) [-]
That man is the devil and I resent his very soul! He will be treated basically as the anti-christ on Pluto even long after his death.
#35 to #34 - walcorn ONLINE (05/23/2013) [-]
#64 - Awesomenessniss ONLINE (05/23/2013) [-]
Or this, Iron Sky anybody
#151 to #64 - chewieisthebest (05/24/2013) [-]
yes me!
yes me!
User avatar #22 - arrisarrad (05/23/2013) [-]
Is that Japan at night on the moon?
#1 - arkemedes (05/23/2013) [-]
I hope i live to see that day
User avatar #48 to #1 - iLime (05/23/2013) [-]
exactly, this kind of stuff gives me chills.
User avatar #49 to #48 - iLime (05/23/2013) [-]
but the good kind.
User avatar #2 to #1 - atrocitustheking (05/23/2013) [-]
Me too man, me too.
User avatar #12 to #1 - Mebeshe (05/23/2013) [-]
Same here. But if all goes right, I'll be looking down at earth.
#41 - hollyisthebest (05/23/2013) [-]
Sadly, it will look more like this. The moon is drifting away.
User avatar #140 to #41 - VirtualGamer (05/24/2013) [-]
It's drifting away about 2 inches per year.. i doubt its going to look like that any time soon.
#61 to #41 - anon (05/23/2013) [-]
In the future, we'll tie a big rope to the moon and get mexicans to reel it in a few hundred feet.
User avatar #53 to #41 - Sargeras (05/23/2013) [-]
It'll take a few million more years for it to end up that far away........
#77 - mynameiskeanu (05/23/2013) [-]
Reminded me of Oblivion
User avatar #100 to #77 - Awesomecarrot (05/23/2013) [-]
Whoa, Cyrodil's come a long way!
User avatar #38 - AreyouSerious (05/23/2013) [-]
but what would be the point? If there's nothing of value on the moon why would we go?
User avatar #44 to #38 - thraza ONLINE (05/23/2013) [-]
is is useful stuff on the moon planets with no atmosphere have all kinds of useful stuff on them and the moon has a lot of thorium a nuclear fuel.
User avatar #111 to #44 - AreyouSerious (05/23/2013) [-]
We have so many things we can use for fuel on Earth.
User avatar #165 to #111 - thraza ONLINE (05/25/2013) [-]
true but its not unlimited and in the far future were such a thing might be possible resources will be tight and in shortage especially resources with radioactive decay
User avatar #166 to #165 - AreyouSerious (05/25/2013) [-]
here is so much fuel on earth from oil, coal, natural gas, renewable resources and radioactive material in if we were to seriously consider digging the moon for energy we'd be ****** already
User avatar #167 to #166 - thraza ONLINE (05/27/2013) [-]
well 1. our resource supply is certainly vast but as power demand increases and difficulty of getting certain fuels goes up some power sources may become obsolete
2. we are no going to be stuck on earth forever and colony's are resource hungry
3. lifting off from the moon is cheaper so mining for resources for building ships and space stations is easier from the moon.
3. building a colony on the moon is useful for military operations as the moon would allow deployment rapidly into earths orbit.
4. the moon could end up like a glorified pit stop as taking enough fuel for a trip to the moon and refueling there would be cheaper.
5.due to the moon having no atmosphere there are tons of elements and substance that cant be easly found on earth
User avatar #168 to #167 - AreyouSerious (05/27/2013) [-]
I agree with the military element that it can be used for a battle for space superiority. That would probably be the only reason in my eyes. I mean we only sent a man on the moon to 1 up the Russians that were to experiment with anything.
User avatar #45 to #38 - spant (05/23/2013) [-]
Overpopulation would be the reason.
User avatar #110 to #45 - AreyouSerious (05/23/2013) [-]
population fluctuates no matter what. Overpopulaton has been complained about since the Victorian Era.population fluctuates no matter what.
User avatar #58 to #38 - AngryRedMidget (05/23/2013) [-]
Go watch the movie "moon"
#69 to #38 - menispuncher (05/23/2013) [-]
Space is valuable
#97 to #38 - anon (05/23/2013) [-]
Overpopulation on Earth?
#126 to #97 - anon (05/24/2013) [-]
there's no such thing, not yet anyway. there are plenty of inhabitable areas on earth left which would all be much more simple to colonize than the moon.
User avatar #109 to #97 - AreyouSerious (05/23/2013) [-]
population fluctuates no matter what. Overpopulaton has been complained about since the Victorian Era.
User avatar #40 to #38 - foromil (05/23/2013) [-]
We might use it as a base for astronomy, like with the Hubble Telescope.
Telescopes are much better once they are outside the Earth's atmosphere.
User avatar #42 to #40 - AreyouSerious (05/23/2013) [-]
>Base for astronomy

That would probably be one of the last things they do. It's extremely complicated to use a telescope (I'm saying observatory telescopes). Let alone use it in on the moon where it needs to be maintained and operated on a place where oxygen, water and food production are a necessity. We really have no purpose for living on the moon now we're just more focused on the environment of Mars.
User avatar #51 to #42 - foromil (05/23/2013) [-]
It's not that bad of an idea. We maintain the International Space Station for all of the requirements that you just listed. Granted, we would need to think of some new method of harnessing energy before constructing the base, since entry and exit of the Moon's gravity would be costly.
But a base on the moon would mean (slightly) longer missions for astronauts, since it's gravitational force is 1.6 m/s²; heck of a lot better than the space station, but still not as good as our 9.8 m/s². We could easily install a terrarium, allowing plants to grow and produce oxygen, while also supplying food for the base's inhabitants
User avatar #106 to #51 - AreyouSerious (05/23/2013) [-]
Well it's not the maintaining that's a problem, it's starting it. Until the plants grow large enough to produce enough oxygen we would have send in tank of oxygen and food until the station in self sustainable. Also you would need a constant running water source which is moon has none. Also we have a to add the moon's long nights and how to survive in the dramatic drop in temperature for a week.
User avatar #47 - iLime (05/23/2013) [-]
If us humans were less self centered we could have been past this. We need to work together. In peace. Share Knowledge. Create New things. Go places we've never been before. We are holding ourselves back.
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User avatar #67 to #55 - sorrowofdaedalus (05/23/2013) [-]
Yes, because it's not like Religion was just used as a front to explain wars over conquest of territory or resources or power or anything. Yeah, that COULDN'T be it.
#62 to #47 - anon (05/23/2013) [-]
are you doing anything to further us? its not just religion its uninspiring lazy ass holes that waste our precious resources like you!
User avatar #135 to #47 - TheOriginalNerd (05/24/2013) [-]
its only human nature to be selfish because it made us more able to survive

we need to have some psychosocial evolution first
User avatar #154 to #135 - iLime (05/24/2013) [-]
With our intelligence we should be able to get past that. Instead of spending money killing each other we could just spend money on innovative technologies.
User avatar #155 to #154 - TheOriginalNerd (05/24/2013) [-]
no we cant because we are all still too self absorbed

the evolution still has to take place before we can defeat our primal senses
User avatar #156 to #155 - iLime (05/24/2013) [-]
Natural selection barely taking place anymore within our species. Almost everyone survives due to modern technologies and medicines. What we need to do is put more funding schools and education and hire teachers that love their jobs and want to educate and see the world become a better place due to their work. Some teachers nowadays don't give two ***** and just throw us a worksheet and tell us to do it. We need to develop the human race because we are now in control of where it goes. Evan though we are just civilians with barely any power we can make huge differences.
User avatar #157 to #156 - TheOriginalNerd (05/24/2013) [-]
i think natural selection will just keep taking place on a different level

people are still dying of disease and cancer

and you are preaching to the choir, society is evolving as a whole, and evolution takes thousands of years

human life will get better and better, but we will have to accept what we have right now
User avatar #158 to #157 - iLime (05/24/2013) [-]
Ah but you see it's not working as it was in nature. If human life keeps following the path it's currently on we will be the end of ourselves. We are destroying this planet and overusing it's resources for our selfish benefits. Sometimes i feel like human's already existed. They existed and traveled a similar path that our people did but along the line they caused their own extinction. I think that evolution end's with some sort of form similar to human's. A self sufficient species that can keep going for a really long time because we are the highest form of inteligence.
User avatar #160 to #158 - TheOriginalNerd (05/24/2013) [-]
if nature didnt intend this nature will stop it

i think it was natures intent to make us this successful, this much closer to perfection

nature will force us to evolve socially, psychologically, and whatever else

and you are ignoring the fact that people still die because of diseases. to put it in perspective there are strains of simple diseases (influenza and the like) that kill hundreds and thousands of people because our bodies cant handle them because we made them too strong. in short there is still natural selection

and once again we are selfish because that was nature's intention, to proctor survival of the fittest. Also we cant destroy the planet because in "destroying the planet" we would destroy ourselves and nature would restore balance
User avatar #161 to #160 - iLime (05/24/2013) [-]
By destroying the planet i meant that destroy what we know as earth. Nature would take it's course and rebuild itself over a long period of time. But when there is a highly intelligent species then nature can only do so much. Unless there's something more to nature. Perhaps this is another being's doing. We will not know until we reach that chapter in human history.
User avatar #162 to #161 - TheOriginalNerd (05/24/2013) [-]
nature can literally do whatever the hell it wants

if it wants to spawn a super virus that wipes our said hyper intelligent species, it can do that (and in our case is well on its way)

unless we found a way to completely blow up the earth, life is going to go on

human life will move on, it will get better but indefinitely
User avatar #163 to #162 - iLime (05/24/2013) [-]
But nature doesn't have a mind. It's simply reactions to our actions that happened. Nature evolves around us we have to remember that. There may be things going on around us that we have never even imagined before.
User avatar #164 to #163 - TheOriginalNerd (05/24/2013) [-]
you say our actions as if we arent a part of nature

we are still part of natures agenda, it will do with us what it pleases
User avatar #66 to #47 - sorrowofdaedalus (05/23/2013) [-]
Shut up. People are competitive, and others are mean. They have a right to be mean, and you shouldn't try to suppress them from that right just because they are dicks. You know why? Because black, white, red, green, or asshole, everyone agrees that you should have the freedom to feel what you'd like towards others, including malice.
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#119 to #47 - anon (05/24/2013) [-]
there has always been a huge debate over this subject:

does competition or cooperation breed innovation?
#31 - oversoul (05/23/2013) [-]
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User avatar #24 - wildcardyeehaw (05/23/2013) [-]
That will be an amazing day.
User avatar #80 - dashgamer (05/23/2013) [-]
Why would we establish a moon base in the first place? There isn't any resource up there that would justify such an expensive endeavor, especially one carried out on a celestial body that doesn't have any potential for terraforming.
#86 to #80 - sreggin (05/23/2013) [-]
be close to earth
User avatar #117 to #80 - AuroranRage (05/24/2013) [-]
No resources? What about ******* He3?
User avatar #120 to #80 - goldenglimmer (05/24/2013) [-]
You are mistaken. The moon has an abundance of a particular isotope of helium called "helium 3". It could potentially yield huge amounts of energy in a fusion reaction, and the moon has enough of it to feed the Earth for thousands of years.

Using carbon nano tubes placed facing each other on an angle in an electromagnetic field, we could accelerate helium 3 particles towards each other. The fusing of two helium 3 particles requires a total energy of 1,000,000 eV, but the products of this reaction yield a lot more in the form of kinetic energy. It could potentially be even more efficient (and resource saving) to replace one of the helium 3 particles with deuterium. Deuterium (heavy water) is a compound that's relatively easy to manufacture, so we would basically halve the amount of helium 3 used in the reaction, for a larger yield of energy. Also, it's important to note that due to the limitations of today's science, we are incapable of manufacturing helium 3 (so we want to expend any unnecessarily).

The products that occur after each individual fusion reaction are helium 4 (regular helium) and a proton, both travelling at high speeds with the respective values of 5,000,000 eV and 13,000,000 eV. So basically, spending 500,000 eV would yield 18,000,000 eV mostly in the form of kinetic energy, which we would harvest using some sort of micro generators (I'd assume). In addition, being that it's a fusion reaction we basically have an 100 % efficiency, meaning no energy loss.

Believe me, there are resources on the moon. Helium 3 all the way, man.
User avatar #125 to #120 - goldenglimmer (05/24/2013) [-]
I forgot to mention that the fusing of deuterium and helium 3 requires only 500,000 eV, as opposed to the 1,000,000 eV in a double helium 3 fusion.
User avatar #85 to #80 - areo0420 (05/23/2013) [-]
1.) more habitable space.
2.) escape velocity will no longer be a factor (we'd still have to get stuff up there, but i still hold by my theory that a space elevator build from the moon to earth would be a better idea, it just can't make contact with the earth, and shouldn't drop below an elevation of about 40,000 feet.)

i'm sure there's other reasons, i'm just not particularly interested in doing that much explaining. The point is, the moon is the first step in colonization. This is probably the only circumstance in which saying "because we can" is true... but it's more of a "to prove that we can.
User avatar #88 to #85 - dashgamer (05/23/2013) [-]
There's the matter of life support. The moon doesn't have much of an atmosphere from which breathable gasses can be distilled, and you're definitely not going to host a massive installation, one that can be viewed even as a spark from all those miles away, with a finite supply of air. The best hope for colonization is Mars, for at least there's a glimmer of hope for establishing something that can be more than temporary through influencing it's environment to be less inimical to human life. The choices, narrow as they are, are that or a small rock with no resources that can help its inhabitants sustain themselves, no atmosphere, and hardly any gravity. If we're speaking in terms of colonization, the closest you're going to get to that on the moon is something like the ISS, but with a lot less availability for damage support and absolutely no potential for self-sustainability.
#93 to #80 - pariahlol ONLINE (05/23/2013) [-]
A combination of gravity and no air resistance could potentially yield some uses in the future.
User avatar #28 - poiklman (05/23/2013) [-]
You have any idea how long it would take to get enough materials up there to build a settlement that big? Its like a third of the US and that's just the light up area.
User avatar #60 - Connarhea (05/23/2013) [-]
Possibly one of my favourite ever posts on FJ, well done
#46 - Tyfighter (05/23/2013) [-]
Took me a second.
Took me a second.
User avatar #68 - Nightelfbane (05/23/2013) [-]
moon aint that big, ***** .
#10 - chevycowboy (05/23/2013) [-]
what is it
User avatar #13 to #10 - thumbsdenied (05/23/2013) [-]
Light on the moon seen from earth
User avatar #14 to #10 - moarpotatos (05/23/2013) [-]
A human colony on the moon. Its all light up, sorta like how New York City looks from very far away
User avatar #43 to #14 - JohnE (05/23/2013) [-]
For some reason I thought it was a badly-carved image of Skull Kid from Majora's Mask.
User avatar #159 - iLime (05/24/2013) [-]
For all we see right now there could be many colonies up in the stars. Sadly light only travels so fast.
User avatar #29 - minnesotaids (05/23/2013) [-]
The front page...
#30 to #29 - felixjarl ONLINE (05/23/2013) [-]
Well hello there NC soldier.
User avatar #3 - dabronydude (05/23/2013) [-]
i would love it.
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