A spectacular wide shot of Saturn taken by the Cassini spacecraft.
A study carried out by NASA researchers estimates the year in which humanity will reach Saturn and when it will be able to reach other stars.
NASA has carried out a study that raises the possibility of creating at least one colony off planet Earth that is genetically viable in order to ensure better long-term survival for humanity. This is at least indicated by the research, published in the journal ‘Galaxies’, which ensures that we will reach Saturn and its moons in the mid-2080s.
The study, called ‘Avoiding the’ Big Filter ‘: A Projected Time Frame for Human Expansion Out of the World’, was developed by Jonathan Jiang and his team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. They have created a model that estimates how long it will take for humans to colonize new planets and establish societies. To do this, they have relied on empirical data from space exploration and computing power over the past 60 years.
“The goal of this analysis is to provide a projected time frame for humanity to become a multi-world species through out-of-world colonization and, in doing so, ensure the long-term survival of the human race of the world. natural calamities caused by man that could happen to life on Earth ”, says the study
Great expeditions in the XXIII century
The research indicates that in just 17 years, that is, in 2038, the first manned missions to Mars will be given, while in 2064 the asteroid belt will be explored, and much later, in 2254, we will be able to reach Proxima Centauri, the closest star to planet Earth.
And it is that the XXIII century promises to be a pioneer in space expeditions, because in 2270 humanity could arrive Tau Ceti, a star similar to the sun in spectral type and mass; and in 2290 we could reach the Trappist 1 planetary system, which is about 40 light years away.