Stephen Hawking Believes Human Should Colonize Another Planet In 100 Years

By Menahem, Zen | May 05, 2017 02:38 AM EDT

In his BBC TV show, "Expedition New Earth," physicists Stephen Hawking warns the human will have to start colonizing another planet in the next 100 years and leave the Earth. He believes the Earth is only able to sustain life for the next 1,000 years.

Hawking raised the issue in his new  BBC TV documentary "Expedition New Earth," as a part of popular science TV show "Tomorrow's World." He is currently shooting the documentary with his former student Christophe Galfard, according to The Daily Telegraph. He said that for humanity to be able to survive climate changes, epidemic, asteroid strikes and overpopulation, the human being must begin the preparation to colonize another planet.

In his portion of the "Expedition New Earth," Stephen Hawking and Galfard travel around the world to find a way for human to begin to live in outer space. He will search the latest advance in astronomy, biology and rocket technology that will make possible for human being to live on Mars, as reported by Newsweek. Some of the technologies he wishes to find are the human hibernation and plasma rockets.

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As part of the BBC flagship science program, "Expedition New Earth" is endorsed by the Royal Society, the Science Museum, the Open University and the Wellcome Trust. The aim of this program is to connect the audience with the brightest minds and institutions in science and technology. The "Tomorrow's World" will explore advancement in science and technology to improve the human condition.

“Whether it’s the rise of robotics or the demise of antibiotics, traveling to Mars or the arrival of 3D printed food," BBC Director General Tony Hall said, explaining the "Expedition New Earth" main program. "Science is changing the world at an extraordinary pace.”

"Expedition New Earth" is a two-part documentary program that will air as part of the revived BBC science program "Tomorrow's World." Currently, the "Expedition New Earth" is still in production, as Stephen Hawking and Galfard seek the supporting technologies to make outer space living is possible, as according to Hawking, the human being only has 1,000 years left on Earth and must leave the planet in the next 100 years.

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