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From Life Beyond Earth to Communities on the Moon

By: Jaime Neely - Apr 25, 2014
These presentations on space will definitely appeal to any science or outer space enthusiast. Addressing topics such as space exploration, the possibility of building communities on both the moon and Mars and the politics surround outer space missions, these speeches are informative and, in some cases, staggering.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is featured in this round-up of presentations more than once. A very well-known American astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson often talks about the future of space exploration, human intelligence and what motivated societies to pursue outer space missions -- fear, economic growth or worship.

According to Michio Kaku, it will be centuries before we move functioning and sustainable societies to Mars. Mars has carbon dioxide in its atmosphere, that if harnessed properly, can create a livable place for humans. In order to do this however, the temperature of Mars needs to rise. It is interesting to think about, considering planet Earth is racing to lower global temperatures.

Kirk Sorensen talks about building communities on the moon. He discovered thorium, which is a naturally occurring nuclear fuel that is four times more common in the earth's crusts than uranium. Thorium could be used as a cheaper alternative to nuclear materials should humans ever want to build on the moon.

These presentations on space may seem confusing to some, but the concepts and predictions are truly captivating.