Should We Colonize Venus Instead of Mars? | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios


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  • lisa martin
    lisa martin  1 hours back

    Maybe Venus But There Is Bad Air So Maybe Mars

    • Michael Mariani
      Michael Mariani  5 hours back

      What if it gets no attention because the US is already there experimenting

      • Shashank Maridevermath
        Shashank Maridevermath  6 hours back


        • AqWha Water
          AqWha Water  13 hours back

          yes i want to go to Venus and have my windpipe destroyed by my sulfuric acid in the atmosphere

          • alucard0712
            alucard0712  16 hours back

            is there anything valuable resource -wise to extract from venus? so no... we have enough space on earth that is easer to live in.

            • satyam gupta
              satyam gupta  18 hours back


              • Diego Rodriguez
                Diego Rodriguez  1 days back


                • Universitas Peternakan Ikan Lele - UPIL

                  Sigh...I thought this video talks something "new". Realizedit was nothing new, of course temperature & pressure is the reason. Come on...

                  • Koigoes Boom
                    Koigoes Boom  2 days back

                    British empire be like real shit

                    • Mike Hammer
                      Mike Hammer  2 days back


                      • Frankie Gino
                        Frankie Gino  2 days back

                        Phuck the youtube communitie guidelines. All the new standards and rules have forced me to be everything it says not to do.

                        • Frankie Gino
                          Frankie Gino  2 days back

                          Please stop talking. Its unhealthy for anyone to retain the sound waves you creste.

                          • Frankie Gino
                            Frankie Gino  2 days back

                            Your voice makes want to shove knives in my ears.

                            • Raghab Panigrahi
                              Raghab Panigrahi  2 days back

                              Earth is our only home..
                              U can search far far away but truth is there is no second home..
                              Better we care for our mother earth cares for us.

                              • jaseem ihsan k
                                jaseem ihsan k  3 days back

                                You forgot "The Final Countdown". They talked about going to Venus instead of Mars.

                                • Mike Gorgichuk
                                  Mike Gorgichuk  3 days back

                                  How would we go to Venus when we can't even go to the moon? 👽

                                  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx

                                    Mars is better in my opinion cause venus is hot due to greenhouse affect

                                    • Richard Rivera
                                      Richard Rivera  3 days back

                                      In about a billion years the sun will begin its process to convert itself into a red giant. Why would we want to be closer to it in Venus. We should figure out how to be gone from the solar system and settle some where else. Ohh I forgot right after that Sun event we will have to deal with the collision of the milky way and andromeda galaxy. Renaming us Milkdromeda. Glad I’ll be gone to miss all of that headache. The human race will be extinct Like the dinosaurs in much less time than that. I give us (if we are lucky) 12 more years, due to the irreversible effects of global warming. According to AOC... LOL 😂

                                      • Cheese Block
                                        Cheese Block  3 days back

                                        Venus would make the aliens jealous we made a cooler base.

                                        • Whitni Abernathy
                                          Whitni Abernathy  3 days back

                                          Venus is 86 4 degrees Fahrenheit....

                                          • Ravikumar Meshram
                                            Ravikumar Meshram  3 days back

                                            Tell this to Elon Musk

                                            • Mrship ofSteam
                                              Mrship ofSteam  4 days back

                                              So the Venus-Station from Wolfenstein is actually very accurate…

                                              • Fatima Hussain
                                                Fatima Hussain  4 days back

                                                dude we can simply colonize venus if we keep on sending hydrogen bombs there which will create water over there

                                                • Mike Mason
                                                  Mike Mason  4 days back

                                                  What has happened to our society for cripes sake??
                                                  Colonizing Mars OR Venus is a RIDICULOUS notion.
                                                  MARS IS FREAKING DEAD PEOPLE... It's core froze MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO... No magnetic field WHATSOEVER. No, none, nada, nein protection from the suns PUNISHING solar radiation. Mars is DEAD and will NEVER be a candidate for "terraforming".. The ridiculous idea only exists because of a few whackaloons getting government grants who keep harping on and on about it so that they continue to recieve the money..
                                                  A manned trip to mars will produce ABSOLUTELY NOTHING except to confirm what science already knows. That its core froze millions of years ago.. It's too close to the sun even if it did have a magnetic field. Even with liquid water and an atmosphere with breathable oxygen, it would still be 190-200 degrees on a cool day. It dosent have an axis tilt to allow for seasons, no tidal locked moon...jeez, on and on i could go.
                                                  For the love of pizza people please use your time and energy on other things besides wasting it on full blown NONSENSE.

                                                  • ObiWill1
                                                    ObiWill1  4 days back

                                                    Problems on Earth:
                                                    1.) Over population
                                                    2.) Green house gas emissions causing too much CO2 in our atmosphere.
                                                    3.) Which is making rain in certain areas moderately acidic. . .

                                                    1.) Continue to reproduce at an exponential rate just move the excess to Venus ^.^
                                                    2.) Then fix its extraordinarily dense atmosphere filled with CO2. . .
                                                    3.) And find a way to survive it's extremely acidic rain. . .

                                                    seems logical, fixing those problems on Earth now since it's the only planet we have is just stoopid right?

                                                    • cRzKamil Gamer123
                                                      cRzKamil Gamer123  4 days back

                                                      Venus is better than mars cause I know that mars is a chocolate bar and Venus is a planet SO WE CANT SETTLE ON A CHOCLATE BAR

                                                      • Incorruptus
                                                        Incorruptus  4 days back

                                                        First things first, focus on Earth and our lives here please. Us seeding out our issues over multiple planets would be rather insane to start with. I rather pee on each single flag and crave for a single one, before colonizing any other planet and continue our everlasting battle over differences. Differences mean we hold different ways to overcome issues. It is smarter to combine them into common use, than battling them against each other. Space race is surely handing us propulsion for progress but only so far. We a running risks dependent rather than carrying them combined. Since we are on one planet we are always carrying them combined. So why not also combine these efforts into one with varied projects. Goal is survival of the species, not only just one nation of the same species.

                                                        • Phil Jamieson
                                                          Phil Jamieson  5 days back


                                                          • Smol Human
                                                            Smol Human  5 days back

                                                            space ballones

                                                            • Earth
                                                              Earth  5 days back

                                                              Thats right colonize my sister instead of my ugly neighbor mars first

                                                              • Screw The Net
                                                                Screw The Net  5 days back

                                                                The shorter distance was just a pleasant happenstance. Our world sent probes ot Venus first becuase vor thousands of years it was the focus of various astrological pagan religious belief systems,

                                                                • SUB TO PEWDIEPIE
                                                                  SUB TO PEWDIEPIE  5 days back

                                                                  U KNOW THAT VENUS IS THE HOTTES OLANET IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM

                                                                  • RoyalAnime Bloodline
                                                                    RoyalAnime Bloodline  5 days back

                                                                    Colonizing the so called sun before it became a planet boi?? Bad idea

                                                                    • Crystallization of the soul

                                                                      "Surfacism" Don't worry any word is invented!

                                                                      • King OfTheJungle
                                                                        King OfTheJungle  6 days back

                                                                        I'd be all for being part of a pioneering family to the colonisation of Venus

                                                                        • orangestoneface
                                                                          orangestoneface  6 days back

                                                                          or, could a rocketship go into obit where it stays in balance does not fall much and could it stay in the sadow from the sun to avoid overheating by adjusting the orbiting speed to sero movement from the shadow. but...would need sun to grow food and collect power or what. maybe simpler to go to a sun orbit in right distance for mild sun. but yea then not gravity unless by self spinning somehow.

                                                                          • Zynex
                                                                            Zynex  6 days back

                                                                            Why dont we just colonise a gas giants and farm there atmosphere for fuel

                                                                            • Pawan Singh nagarkoti
                                                                              Pawan Singh nagarkoti  7 days back

                                                                              Let's just save earth 🌍

                                                                              • Alex B
                                                                                Alex B  1 weeks back

                                                                                How will we get air in any other planet unless the events of LORAX happens...
                                                                                Let’s just stay at earth

                                                                                • Pantherboss1668
                                                                                  Pantherboss1668  1 weeks back

                                                                                  id say go to mars cause we can go and touch the surface

                                                                                  • Underdog
                                                                                    Underdog  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Wow ...there's no Craigslist in space. Thanks for the heads up captain obvious.

                                                                                    • Azrael Blick
                                                                                      Azrael Blick  1 weeks back

                                                                                      We should be looking at Saturn. Gravity is better, immense readily available raw resources and energy sources. The North Pole has a major magnetic field we could fix cloud ships to.

                                                                                      • Joshua Roby
                                                                                        Joshua Roby  1 weeks back

                                                                                        I just don't understand how humans could ever create a habitat on venus. The pressure alone would squish u into something the size of a football. Not to mention the inferno that rages on no matter what your habit can survive

                                                                                        • Camulus777
                                                                                          Camulus777  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Surfisism? Followed by an obsession for landing on well, land rather than sitting on a boat in the middle of the ocean. The same issue with having a colony on venus though it might sound better is because we can't land on it. We can't mine it, we can't produce on it we can't live on it. We would have to float in the upper atmosphere on a balloon of helium or other lighter than CO2 gas with no hope of setting foot on the 800 degree surface. As if that wasn't enough the atmosphere is highly corrosive and would eat away at a colony requiring constant maintenance. Well we could produce things there right? Wrong. We can't mine there remember. Everything we need to live there would have to be sent there. Mars we can live on despite it's low gravity. We can mine the soil and convert it to plantable soil, we can refine ores from the rock, we can get water and O2 from the ice, we can even produce fuel from the soil. The difference between the two is that everything we need to make a colony is on Mars and accessible whereas everything we need is on venus only completely inaccessible. So yeah Mars is the logical candidate, followed by Titan, then the four large moons of jupiter. Titan would be cool simply for the fact that it is literally made of rocket fuel. It is a carbon rich world with rock water ice and a super dense atmosphere. If it were closer to earth it would be the number one candidate though we would have to gather raw materials from the other moons of saturn.

                                                                                          • booss911
                                                                                            booss911  1 weeks back


                                                                                            • Chris Matthews
                                                                                              Chris Matthews  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Venus is also the gottest planet in the universe and i think it rains sulfur there
                                                                                              Its baically hell

                                                                                              • Karl Davis
                                                                                                Karl Davis  1 weeks back

                                                                                                > Should we colonize Venus instead of Mars?
                                                                                                No, what a dumb question. Goddamn PBS is shit, I wish I could pull your funding.

                                                                                                • Karl Davis
                                                                                                  Karl Davis  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  @PastafarianBEAVIS PROscience Did *you* pay attention? He rants about "surfacism" then starts talking about sci-fi balloon bullshit houses. This entire thing is so retarded if I ever said something so stupid I would jump out of a highrise and slit my throat on the way down to make sure I died.

                                                                                                • PastafarianBEAVIS PROscience
                                                                                                  PastafarianBEAVIS PROscience  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  @Karl Davis - Did you pay attention to the whole thing? You might not agree, but that doesn't make PBS "dumb". What SPECIFICALLY did you have a problem with?

                                                                                              • PVip VI
                                                                                                PVip VI  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Venus gets closer to Earth than Mars but can also be further (from memory). We know much less about Venus - it's not sound to make a plan to colonize Venus.