Stephen Hawking recently declared that humans need a new planetary home within the next 100 years or face perishing as a race.
While colonising distant planets is thousands of years off, scientists, governments and entrepreneurs all have realistic and shorter-term plans for Mars as Earth’s most likely, new ‘satellite city’. But how will it all work – who, when, how – and will the planets be ready for the destructive planetary force that is humanity?
Our panel separates science-fact from science-fiction to determine if we really are on the verge of becoming space invaders.
This is a free ticketed event.
World Science Festival Brisbane’s Townsville events are proudly supported by Tourism and Events Queensland, Energy Queensland, Inspiring Australia and James Cook University.
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