Nasa plans to goto mars someday in the future,but other then mars is there any other planet or moon worth visiting in are solar system next?
- Jeffrey KLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
Most likely, Europa, a moon of Jupiter, will be next. It has an ocean of liquid water covered by ice. It has a better chance of having life on it than Mars. Europa is closer than Saturn's moon Titan.
NASA plans on sending a lander to Europa in the near future. If it finds signs of life, I'm sure a manned mission will be next.
You might want to watch the movie "Europa Report". It is science fiction but very well done with actually images of Europa.
- MikeLv 72 months ago
Europa, Titan, Ganymede, and Enceladus all seem to have water beneath their surfaces.
- SciencenutLv 72 months ago
Yes, but one must look at the long term issues. In order to provide a first world standard of living to some 10Billion people, we will need energy. Lots and lots of energy. Will we get this level of energy from windmills and solar panels? No. Don't make me laugh. In the end, we will need thermonuclear fusion power. The ideal nuclear fusion reaction is the Helium3 + Deuterium reaction. Deuterium is plentiful enough on Earth, and is 5 times more plentiful on Mars. But the amount of Helium3 on Earth is essentially zero. We will need to go to space to obtain it. A few thousand tonnes can be recovered from our Moon, but the richest sources are the atmospheres of the gas giant outer planets of our solar system. These gas giant planets have been called "The Persian Gulf of the Solar System". In 100 years or so, we will be routinely harvesting the atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune for our Helium3 energy needs.
CheersCheck out the ITER, currently being built in southern France: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITER
- nineteenthlyLv 72 months ago
Venus is in some ways easier provided one bears in mind that it would have to be a mission to the upper atmosphere. It would be quicker because it's closer and there wouldn't have to be an attempt to land.
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- Ronald 7Lv 72 months ago
None in the close future anyway
Mars is the easiest to get too and has a more desirable climate
Especially when you think of the rest
Either too hot or too cold
Venus is most peoples' vision of Hell
- 2 months ago
With the exception of those you can't walk on - pretty much all of them...
Jupiter's moons would be difficult because of the intense radiation from Jupiter's Van Allen belts... but Saturn has moons like Enceladus that appears to have an under-ice lake or ocean; Titan, which has an atmosphere thicker than Earth's; I think Neptune's moon Triton should get a visit, finally Pluto/Charon...
- PoseidonLv 72 months ago
Yes!!!Each and every planet and moon is more than worth visiting and investigating.