Mars could very well be where our prosperity resides a few hundred years from now. Let's just hope the Earth can hold on until then.
Terraforming Mars: A Practical Guide
Mars "Planet of Action"
Here's a look at how our descendants will one day use the natural resources of Mars to settle permanently.
THE big question ... there is water on Mars but are there hot tubs? A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, and covered a greater portion of the planet’s surface than the Atlantic Ocean does on Earth, according to new results published today. http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1509/