The Green Mars

  • metta

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    Sep 09, 2012 10:27 PM GMT
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    Sep 09, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
    I kinda thought that mars needed a liquid iron core to generate a magnetic field to protect the atmosphere from the solar wind, otherwise the atmosphere would be slowly stripped away like before, when I was little.
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    Sep 10, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    It seems to me that the costs of those projects are underestimated by at least a factor of 10, especially considering our cost of developing technology to perform them at this point.
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    Sep 10, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
    Anomalous1 saidI kinda thought that mars needed a liquid iron core to generate a magnetic field to protect the atmosphere from the solar wind, otherwise the atmosphere would be slowly stripped away like before, when I was little.


    Among many other reasons why life of our kind on mars is not viable.
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    Sep 10, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
    Ooh, more inspirational titillations to add my science fiction universe.
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    Sep 10, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    I think this would be possible but I would hate to foot the bill. Maybe if we could find some magic energy source to power everything and that was powerful enough to supply the burst of energy it takes to escape our planet we could do this. Looks like something for the distant future. If we don't kill ourselves of before then.
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    Sep 10, 2012 6:11 AM GMT
    Anomalous1 saidI kinda thought that mars needed a liquid iron core to generate a magnetic field to protect the atmosphere from the solar wind, otherwise the atmosphere would be slowly stripped away like before, when I was little.


    +1 I heard the same thing, the last item would be critical to keep the atmosphere within the planet; otherwise it would be a waste to go through all the previous steps. This would be the most difficult part since you would either have to re-heat the internal liquid iron core of Mars to become liquid and hence create a magnetic field.
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    Sep 10, 2012 1:44 PM GMT
    Also, Mars doesn't have a large moon to stabilize its axis of rotation, so there will be dramatic climatic swings as Mars' axis wobbles.