According to scientists, humans could travel to Jupiter and Saturn within the next 60 years.
A Nasa team has explored the potential of future space exploration, warning that colonization of worlds other than Earth will be required to ensure our species’ survival.
According to research performed by a Nasa team, humans may be able to travel to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn before the end of the century.
Based on Moore’s Law, which states that computing power doubles every two years, the scientists’ report explains what humans should be able to do in the following decades and centuries.
Crewed expeditions to space to settle on Mars, asteroids, and the moons of Jupiter and Saturn before the end of the twenty-first century might be followed by flights to exoplanets – planets outside our solar system – in the twenty-third century.
We’ll have to wait a little longer for trips to other galaxies, but scientists believe they’ll be possible by the end of the 24th century.
The analysis, led by a team from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is based on Moore’s Law and the rate of scientific and technological advancement since the dawn of the Space Age.
Robotic trips to the nearest exoplanets could be achievable by the end of this decade, and by the 2040s, we could be sending robots up to 40 light years away.
According to the experts, a human crew might reach the asteroid belt by the 2060s, and by the 2080s, we could be landing on Saturn and Jupiter.
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Because of what it calls the Window of Peril, the paper warns that the success of this form of exploration is critical to the human race’s survival.
“Humanity entered a ‘Window of Peril’ with the creation and deployment of the first nuclear weapons near the conclusion of World War II, which will not be safely closed until strong off-world colonies become a reality,” the authors wrote.
“Our findings show that the first human-crewed expeditions to Mars, selected Asteroid Belt asteroids, and chosen Jupiter and Saturn moons could happen by the end of the twenty-first century.”
“Launches of human-crewed interstellar missions to planetary destinations within around 40 light years of the solar system, as well as the launch of intragalactic missions, are seen as possible during the 23rd century,” it continues. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.