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? asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 5 months ago

Why humanity, is going to Mars if they do have yet techno know how to detect a virus?

It can contaminate Mars and other planets.

6 Answers

  • 5 months ago

    By the time humans advance to the point of being able to live on Mars. Virus detecting technology will be at least 200 years old. 

  • 5 months ago

     Just because we are trying to solve one problem doesn't mean we can try to solve other problems. Viruses need a living cell in order to multiply. And that cell needs to be a protein/RNA/DNA life form.  I highly doubt if Mars has the cells to be infected by a virus.  Probability 1 in 1 X infinity.

    Source(s): Because humans can walk and chew gum at the same time.
  • 5 months ago

    Entertainment for the media to sensationalise over. There is no other need for humanity to go up into space at all, including Mars. It is an extremely hostile environment which we have now learned to explore very effectively by robotic craft, which also have the benefit of costing around one percent of a manned flight.

    Unfortunately mars and the "life up in space" thing is being rammed down our throats these days, in lieu of "astronomy". The long-suffering public must be starting to think there is nothing else up there worth knowing about. Obviously, someone sees a big profit to be made from it.

  • 5 months ago

    At least they can practice Social Distancing easily

    Seriously, it could end up being the only way out of this

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  • 5 months ago

    People are not going to Mars.  However, with the Apollo programs they had a quarantine programme, and Martian viruses would not be able to infect humans because they have never encountered human body cells and wouldn't have the right genes to carry that trait.

  • 5 months ago

    viruses do not infect planets, they are specific to humans or other earth creatures.  

    There is no life on Mars to infect. 

    That's assuming a virus could even get outside the spacesuits needed. 

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