Japanese researchers plan to build huge buildings with artificial gravity on the moon. Here's all
Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 13 July 2022, at 03:32 am Los Angeles time
Over the years, plans for habitable places on the Moon and Mars have emerged and disappeared. And while all of these potential plans could be decades away, Japan is probably coming up with the best proposal of all.
This massive rotating structure, nearly 400 meters high, is called "The Glass." Designed to rotate every 20 seconds using centrifugal force to achieve "normal gravity", it can generate "artificial gravity living facilities" that virtually recreate living conditions on Earth.
Plans to build this massive structure will take nearly 100 years, although a simplified version of "The Glass" could reach the moon by 2050.
The team aims to build two separate installations, called "Lunar Glass" for the Moon and "Mars Glass" for Mars. The idea, according to researchers, is that as space tourism becomes more common, there must be ways to "reduce the impact on the health of people living on the Moon or Mars that could be caused by low gravity," experts said.
Studies conducted by NASA and other researchers have shown that a constant state of weightlessness and crossing different gravitational fields can cause bone damage, back pain, and kidney stones.
Subsequent plans for "The Glass" facilities include forests and watercourses to mimic biodiversity on Earth, along with a transportation system called the "Hexagon Space Track System." According to researchers, this interplanetary space train will generate its own gravity as it moves between Earth, Moon, and Mars.
Even if they are like SF, the future may look exactly like this, and our descendants will be able to witness a real demonstration of scientific mastery that could change their lives.