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A new study claims that humanity would need to send a minimum of 110 people to Mars to build a self-sustaining civilization there.  

The paper, written by Jean-Marc Salotti from France’s Bordeaux Institut National Polytechnique and published in Scientific Reports, took a big swing in trying to solve this seemingly simple question via mathematical modeling. 

“For survival on Mars, some assumptions are made for the organization of the settlers and engineering issue,” Salotti wrote in the study.  

“The minimum number of settlers has been calculated and the result is 110 individuals.”

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Category: Science