Building a Marsbase is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it!

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An expansionist is someone who wants to increase the size of the country or the number of people who live there. They believe that by doing this, the country will be better off.

  • The expansionist candidate won the election by appealing to the expansionist sentiment in the population.
  • The expansionist policies of the government are contributing to the country's growing debt.

Unfeasible means that something is impossible or unlikely to happen. Trying to do something that is unfeasible is pointless.

  • The project is unfeasible because it's too expensive.
  • The proposal is unfeasible because it's too complicated.

An airlock is a device that is used to protect astronauts from the environment. The airlock is a small room that is sealed off from the outside environment.

  • The airlock was damaged in the accident, and the crew had to use the emergency airlock.
  • The airlock was used to escape the ship in the emergency.

A magnetosphere is a layer of the Earth's atmosphere that is filled with magnetic fields. These fields interact with the solar wind, and they influence the way that the Earth's radiation is distributed.

  • The magnetic field shields the Earth from the harmful radiation of the solar wind.
  • The magnetosphere defends the Earth from the highenergy particles that are sent from the sun.

A windowless room is a room that doesn't have any windows. This means that the room is very dark and difficult to see in.

  • The room was windowless, which made it very dark.
  • The room was windowless, which made it very cold.

A survivable situation is one in which you can survive and live to see another day. A survivable situation is not always easy, but it is possible.

  • The ship was damaged in the storm, but it was still survivable.
  • The situation is survivable, but it's not ideal.

To decontaminate something is to clean it or to make it safe so that it can be used again. Sometimes decontaminating something means eliminating the agents that cause the damage.

  • The factory needs to decontaminate the area before they can start working.
  • The workers needed to decontaminate the building before they could enter.

Terraforming is the process of modifying a planet or planet-like body so that it can be inhabited by human beings. This can involve things like changing the climate, changing the environment, and adding new plants and animals.

  • The goal of terraforming is to make the planet habitable for human beings.
  • The goal of terraforming is to make the planet hospitable for human beings.