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Mars is better. It has an atmosphere. The Moon doesn't.
This question deserves a hub-long answer. For starters though, Sophia makes a good point about the lack of atmosphere being a serious drawback. Thus a lunar colony would require a ridiculously strong shield to protect colonists from even small specks of interstellar material. Another option is to build the colony underground.
Some other major considerations are oxygen, a gym designed for compensating for the effect of a different gravitational force on our bodies, a solar energy system and a way to grow crops.
Plants, and lots of them.
These would slowly create a life sustaining soil, atmosphere and climate.
I agree that the Moon is a foolish place to build such a base - Mars at least does not have to worry quite as much about impact events and solar radiation.
Apart from that, water is a pre-requisite for life. Mars has polar ice caps that may be sufficient to maintain life for a while. Transporting water to these bases has huge logistical problems - much better to have water on site
by Kartik ahir5 years ago
A body of mass 9Kg is taken to moon what is the mass of body on moon?..........Take time to ans and ans with proper reason.
by Rodric Johnson6 years ago
What is the practicality of a colony on the moon?After the moon landing many people thought of their lives in relation to space and what planet we could live on or space station to work at. We thought of flying...
by James Robertson5 years ago
Would you leave Earth if we started a colony on the moon?The Earth isn't dying and you aren't forced to do it but if we started a colony on the Moon would you go?
by ii3rittles6 years ago
I ask because this was brought to my attention...The moon does not spin, as it simply orbits around the Earth. There is nothing pulling on its axis to cause it to spin. So say we did not have a moon, would the Earth...
by Anjili7 years ago
How would life be on earth if the gravitational pull was far less than it is today?
by ngureco8 years ago
How Does The Moon Causes Tides?
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