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Essential resources such as energy, water and oxygen are thought to be abundant on Mars, but a lack of a viable food source has long been seen as an insurmountable obstacle

How people could survive on Mars by eating INSECTS: Colonies would need lab-grown meat, tunnel-grown crops, and cricket farms, a study finds

  • It is thought that sources such as water and oxygen are present in abundance
  • But the lack of a viable food source has long been seen as an insurmountable obstacle
  • Insect farms are important because they offer low-calorie meals with little water consumption
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The prospect of a human settlement on Mars took a giant leap to become real today, as a strategy was developed to survive on the Red Planet – and it includes eating insects.

Essential resources such as energy, water and oxygen are thought to be abundant on Mars, but a lack of a viable food source has long been seen as an insurmountable obstacle.

But scientists have now said that the key to flourishing on the world-famous low-light planet would be snacking on crickets and growing meat in a laboratory.

Planetary scientists from the University of Florida in Orlando picked up the glove from Elon Musk of SpaceX and came up with a plan to preserve a colony of one million people.

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Essential resources such as energy, water and oxygen are thought to be abundant on Mars, but a lack of a viable food source has long been seen as an insurmountable obstacle

Essential resources such as energy, water and oxygen are thought to be abundant on Mars, but a lack of a viable food source has long been seen as an insurmountable obstacle

Keith Cannon, co-leader of the study, told Space.com: & # 39; Eating is probably the hardest thing to make locally on Mars, and you can't import it only if you want a self-sufficient arrangement. & # 39;

He added: & # 39; Bugs are the way to go if people can overcome the gross factor. & # 39;

Setting up an insect farm would be an efficient use of resources because it would require a small amount of water and at the same time provide a high-calorie meal.

Flour made from mashed crickets was a special recipe offered by the scientists, who greeted the edibility of the six-legged creature.

Last year, houses for a potential future colony on Mars were designed by a Chinese electronics giant

Last year, houses for a potential future colony on Mars were designed by a Chinese electronics giant

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Last year, houses for a potential future colony on Mars were designed by a Chinese electronics giant

Flour made from mashed crickets was a special recipe offered by the scientists, who greeted the edibility of the six-legged creature

Flour made from mashed crickets was a special recipe offered by the scientists, who greeted the edibility of the six-legged creature

Flour made from mashed crickets was a special recipe offered by the scientists, who greeted the edibility of the six-legged creature

In recent years, efforts to develop a self-sustaining colony on Mars have intensified as commercial companies such as SpaceX attempt to establish a civilization on the Red Planet.

Solar energy, ice and carbon dioxide are present on Mars and are supposed to be able to produce energy, water and oxygen, respectively.

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However, no raw materials have yet been discovered that can be harvested for food, not even with the help of a chemical reactor.

In addition to keeping insects, Florida scientists suggested cellular farming & # 39; for, who would offer a more recognizable diet for the weak among the colony.

Space X, led by Elon Musk (photo), hopes for a million people to go to Mars in the next 50 to 100 years

Space X, led by Elon Musk (photo), hopes for a million people to go to Mars in the next 50 to 100 years

Space X, led by Elon Musk (photo), hopes for a million people to go to Mars in the next 50 to 100 years

Meat and dairy products such as beef and milk can be grown from cultures in a laboratory.

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The studies said that vegetables – important for any completed diet – would have difficulty growing due to a lack of natural light.

However, they argued that this could be remedied by growing plants in a tunnel illuminated with intense LEDs and increasing the limited sunlight that could be connected to fiber optic cables.

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