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Old 2012-12-27, 05:01   #5
LaurV
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Landing on Mercury. I mean, manned mission. I still believe Mercury will be the next celestial body the mankind will walk on (this means, after the already trodden Moon, and before March, Venus, other things). Colonize may be not, but walk on, for sure! That is first because of the lower gravity (easier to come back) and then because of the temperature (contrary to popular beliefs that Mercury is very hot, because is close to the Sun, its polar caps are frozen, due to its orbital tilt, some area is never reached by the Sun, there is even ice there - i.e. solid, frozen water). As its equator is very hot, there is a "convenient" area somewhere in the middle, the "dew point", where the humans could live with only an oxygen mask for a while, dig some holes, take some stones, boo hoo, come back, happy ending...

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