WHY do people actually want to settle on Mars but not in Antarctica?

Mars is a challenge and a prospect on a different scale

False to think that other planets will save us from overpopulation. Neither Mars nor Antarctica will help unless population growth stops.

Living in Antarctica is already possible: 1000 to 4000 people permanently stay at scientific stations there. However, everything keeps on supplying from the Big Earth.

On Mars, the habitat should be relatively autonomous, requiring almost no Earth support. This is a colossal technological challenge, the acceptance of which could trigger technological progress.

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