Finnish scientist Dr. Peka Janhunen shouted with a huge claim that by 2026 people could live in giant orbs floating in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. According to a report by the New York Post, Yanghunen also predicts that millions of people could inhabit the metropolis in space over the next 15 years. Janhunen is an astrophysicist at the Finnish Metrology Institute in Helsinki and even set out a plan for floating “megasatellites” in a research paper published this month.
The Finnish scientist said the satellites would be around the dwarf planet Ceres, which is nearly 325 million miles from Earth, and added that “the motivation is to create a settlement with artificial gravity that allows growth beyond the living space of the Earth.”
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How would that be possible?
The Finnish scientist has predicted a disk-shaped habitat with thousands of cylindrical structures, each of which will house more than 50,000 people. In addition, these pods will be connected to powerful magnets and will generate artificial gravity through constant rotation. Residents, in 15 years, according to Yanhunen, will be able to extract resources from Ceres 600 miles below the settlement and pull them back using “space elevators.” He also wrote: “Lifting Ceres materials is energy-efficient compared to processing them in habitats if a space elevator is used.”
“Because Ceres has low gravity and rotates relatively quickly, the space elevator is feasible,” he added, noting that Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt and is the best destination for settlements other than Earth due to its rich nitrogen atmosphere.
According to the Finnish scientist, this would allow humans to create more Earth-like conditions than the carbon-rich environment on Mars. He also acknowledged that a restaurant in Ceres did not rule out threats posed by asteroids or space radiation. Thus, the supply of cylindrical mirrors around the “megasatellites” for protection against bombing.
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