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Old 06-06-2007, 11:56 PM  
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Terraforming Mars...

DiscoveryHD has a show on now called "Mars Underground" which covers the idea that it's possible to Terraform Mars.

Mars has an atmosphere 1% of that on earth, and as a result of that and it's distance from the sun, it's peak temperature is about 0 degrees celcius.

But based on what we've learned in studying our own global warming through CO2 pollution, we have learned the atmospheric process that would be required to "pollute" Mars with greenhouse gases needed to create an atmosphere on Mars.

The calculations are that it would take about 100 years of modern "polluting" designed to create these gases on Mars.

At which point, the planet would be properly warmed enough to melt the frozen water on the planet and that naitive life on Mars would generate. If there were not naitive life in the frozen water, we could then transport our own trees, planets, etc.

That's where today's science runs out of capability. Because if it were to happen naturally, the process of using that plant life to generate sufficient oxygen for people to live without artificial respiration would take about 10,000 years.

Pretty cool idea that we've learned enough about our own eco-system that we might have the capability today (with sufficient investment) to manually warm a frozen planet through creating a natural atmosphere.
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:07 AM   #2
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...And then the little green Martians would naturally evolve and come to earth with a cook book entitled "How to Serve Man".
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:08 AM   #3
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Pffft. Everybody knows you just have to activate the device the ancient Martians built millions of years ago to get an atmosphere there.
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:11 AM   #4
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I was hoping the green Orion women from Star Trek would appear and dance the hoocheekoo.

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Old 06-07-2007, 12:12 AM   #5
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There is a seemingly related show on now called "Space Station and Beyond" talking about our current Mars research.
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:12 AM   #6
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Here's a brief article on how it works...

http://science.howstuffworks.com/terraforming.htm
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:13 AM   #7
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Pffft. Everybody knows you just have to activate the device the ancient Martians built millions of years ago to get an atmosphere there.
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:15 AM   #8
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Pffft. Everybody knows you just have to activate the device the ancient Martians built millions of years ago to get an atmosphere there.
thanks Ahnold.
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:17 AM   #9
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thanks Ahnold.
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:35 AM   #11
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Old 06-07-2007, 06:57 AM   #12
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The triology Red, Green and Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson goes over this along with all the politics that might happen.
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:06 AM   #13
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Pffft. Everybody knows you just have to activate the device the ancient Martians built millions of years ago to get an atmosphere there.
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Oh my, I haven't seen that in years. Special effects sure have come along way in 17 years.
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:07 AM   #14
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Hope you are not "dead tired" from that post.
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:13 AM   #15
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The triology Red, Green and Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson goes over this along with all the politics that might happen.
I have only read Red Mars but when I saw the tread title I instantly thought of those novels.
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