What Happened If Humans Lived on Mars?

What Happened If Humans Lived on Mars
What Happened If Humans Lived on Mars

Living on the planet Mars is one of the greatest goals of mankind today. If it did come true, would humans be ready to live on Mars?

Can humans adapt to Mars? Do all these changes have an impact on the human body? and what would happen if humans lived on Mars?

Condition of Planet Mars

Before we talk about what if humans lived on Mars, let's first see what Mars really is. Mars is known as the red planet because of its very dusty and dry surface. Very dry, there is absolutely no water on Mars. Well, the source of water on Mars is still being sought. So who knows in the future water will be found on Mars.

Apart from being dusty, oxygen levels on Mars and its gravitational attraction are very low. The atmosphere of Mars is also very thin, making it very easy for harmful radiation to enter the planet.

What would happen to the human body if it lived on Mars?

There is no need to go to Mars, the human body can feel the changes once it leaves Earth. Scott Kelly, a former NASA astronaut who lived on the international space station for a full year, recounts his physical changes upon returning to Earth.

Since there was no gravity in space, his muscles and bones continued to weaken. The distance between the segments is getting wider, as a result Kelly's body is about 5 cm taller.

The Human Body Adapts to Mars

Well, that's the condition of the human body when in outer space. This is different from Mars. Although weak, Mars has gravity in contrast to the vacuum of space which has absolutely no gravity.

Due to being in a different environment, especially on Mars, the human body will adapt in 2 ways:

1. Human Bones and Muscles: Shrinking The human body became smaller and smaller and the Martian Man was born who was much weaker than the Earth Man. The result is very fatal, human life is getting shorter and humans will suffer from various complications of the disease because the bones are getting smaller.

2. Humans Are Stronger: If they don't become weaker, then humans will be much stronger than before. The human body that successfully adapts will become much more stocky, sturdy, muscular, and strong.

Will Humans On Mars Become Yellow Monsters?

If humans live on Mars, excessive solar radiation is a major problem for Martians. Well, to protect the body from the dangers of radiation, humans should eat lots of carrots and pumpkin. Over time, human skin will turn yellow.

So, carrots and pumpkin contain a lot of carotenoid substances that can protect the body from radiation. So, yes, in the future all Martians will have yellow-orange skin to avoid getting skin cancer.

Mars' Atmosphere Is Very Thin, What's the Impact?

Mars' atmosphere is not as thick as Earth's. Mars more easily absorbs radiation and harmful energy from the outside. For example, Mars absorbs 30 times more sunlight than Earth.

This means that in their lifetime, Martians receive 5000 times the radiation of Earth's inhabitants. Can humans survive such intense radiation exposure?

What Will the Next Human Species Look Like?

The impact of high radiation on Mars is the rapid mutation of human DNA. This means that humans will evolve more rapidly on Mars. On Earth, humans need at least 100,000 years to evolve, but on Mars humans can evolve in just 500 years, 10 times faster than Earth.

So it's like, in Darwin's theory the human body took a long time to evolve, but on Mars Darwin's theory only took 100 years. It is very possible that a new human species will be born that is not yet known how it will be formed. The shape of this new species is strongly influenced by DNA mutations and natural conditions.


Although humans have mobilized all their capabilities and technology to live on Mars, unfavorable natural conditions can actually endanger humans themselves if humans live on Planet Mars.

If so, what do you think? Will one day advanced technology can support humans to move to Mars?
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