Terraforming Mars. What Mars would look like if it were given a thicker atmosphere, higher temperature, and the ice in it's poles melted. Credit to Daein Ballar Space Mars red planet terraforming science
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Terraforming Mars. What Mars would look like if it were given a thicker atmosphere, higher temperature, and the ice in it's poles melted. Credit to Daein Ballar

What Mars would look like if it were given a thicker atmosphere, higher temperature, and the ice in it's poles melted. Credit to Daein Ballard on Wikipedia (Ittiz)

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#2 - remsaman ONLINE (01/16/2013) [-]
thicker atmosphere... higher temperature.. ice caps melted...
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User avatar #109 to #2 - sippay (01/17/2013) [-]
would it have a magnetic field and an ozone layer.
User avatar #224 to #2 - goblingang (01/18/2013) [-]
But the lack of a magnetic field would mean that solar winds would rip the atmosphere apart...
User avatar #6 to #2 - seniorawesomesauce (01/16/2013) [-]
That's actually a proposed theory to terraform planets. It'd be a slow process but it would work. Of course, this would be expensive as all hell
#115 - masterbatey (01/17/2013) [-]
But you forget, Mars houses the doorway to hell.
#132 to #115 - kingoflulzfool (01/17/2013) [-]
Hell is the improper word sir , that were for superstitious times. Now the term is called 'Dimensions' to other places we couldn't possibly fathom.
#147 to #132 - anon (01/17/2013) [-]
It was a joke, blow it out your ass.
User avatar #48 - pluto (01/17/2013) [-]
terraform me!
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#70 to #48 - anon (01/17/2013) [-]
**** you pluto you tiny chunk of **** . absolutely nobody likes you, ******* nobody. nobody will ever want to visit you, never mind terraform you. why don't you just **** off out of our solar system you tiny cunt.
User avatar #71 to #48 - warzon (01/17/2013) [-]
**** off pluto.
#49 to #48 - pxthreezerothree (01/17/2013) [-]
Quiet Pluto! You're not a planet.
#90 - happygrowman (01/17/2013) [-]
myfeelswhen i wish we had aliens living near us. our earth is so alone......
User avatar #118 to #90 - OsamaBinLadenz (01/17/2013) [-]
When Earth sends colonies to Mars and they reproduce on the planet, their kids will, by definition, be aliens. Not sci-fi aliens, but they would be aliens
User avatar #128 to #118 - happygrowman (01/17/2013) [-]
by our definition they would be samefags
User avatar #125 to #118 - konradkurze (01/17/2013) [-]
aliens to earth, BUT natives to mars
#148 to #90 - alucord (01/17/2013) [-]
Are you sure?
#156 - odio (01/17/2013) [-]
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#17 to #16 - thekaiseroxc (01/17/2013) [-]
**thekaiseroxc rolls 52**
#121 - zahnrad (01/17/2013) [-]
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My biggest hate in life is that with the factor of living a mortal life I know that the possibility of meeting aliens or even the ideas of terraforming are hundreds if not thousands of years from our capabilities.
User avatar #198 to #121 - Fgner (01/17/2013) [-]
Actually, they predict we're extremely close to being able to keep humans alive for uncomprehending amounts of time longer. I just read a paper (no source) that estimated that around 20-30 years to make it a widespread commonplace to fuse man and machine, and in around 60 years we'll be able to transfer your human consciousness to a machine and you'll live virtually forever.

Which means you'll be able to see everything! You were born in the perfect time to grow up as a human, then live on as a God for as long as you desire! So don't be sad! Get glad!
User avatar #200 to #198 - Fgner (01/17/2013) [-]
And I'm neglecting the ultimate fact that research into medicine is going just as fast, and we could make our biological bodies "immortal" rather soon as well.
User avatar #143 to #121 - pianoasis (01/17/2013) [-]
Eh it's possible.
User avatar #136 to #121 - Lostdemon (01/17/2013) [-]
a little over 100 years ago it was excepted that flying was impossible, in under 100 years time since then we've been far beyond the moon.
#141 to #136 - puredeliciousness (01/17/2013) [-]
I agree with Zahnrad, that line actually just gave me a better outlook on today, and on my future. Thank you random internet stranger.
I agree with Zahnrad, that line actually just gave me a better outlook on today, and on my future. Thank you random internet stranger.
User avatar #137 to #136 - zahnrad (01/17/2013) [-]
In just a single line my day has been improved greatly...
User avatar #138 to #137 - Lostdemon (01/17/2013) [-]
all in a days work.
#154 to #136 - justtocomment (01/17/2013) [-]
Then people stopped caring about that, and started making cooler cell phones.
User avatar #201 to #136 - drastronomy (01/17/2013) [-]
And

50 years ago people never thought computers would be popular, and that there would only be one in every city

Now, we can send signals around the earth that can be transelated into any language, all with the help of invisible forces and tiny electrical signals.

all with the touch of a few buttons
User avatar #182 - swallowedinthesea (01/17/2013) [-]
I cant wait till we terraform mars so we can get ****** up in martian bars..
#180 - superoldbadgertwo (01/17/2013) [-]
Well, if I have learnt anything from Spore...
#153 - bulbakip (01/17/2013) [-]
I came. I want the FUTURE NOW.   
   
What about the prothean ruins?
I came. I want the FUTURE NOW.

What about the prothean ruins?
User avatar #173 to #153 - lavitts (01/17/2013) [-]
We have to get through this cyberpunk phase first.
User avatar #169 to #153 - xCONGiEx (01/17/2013) [-]
Get excited cause it's about to get awesome!
#113 - slashendrix (01/17/2013) [-]
I found the Mars Switzerland
#105 - mlpmeh (01/17/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#145 to #105 - puredeliciousness (01/17/2013) [-]
Do you have the source to the planet part of the gif? I'd like to know all the stars they're comparing.   
   
Gif unrelated.
Do you have the source to the planet part of the gif? I'd like to know all the stars they're comparing.

Gif unrelated.
#23 - felixjarl ONLINE (01/17/2013) [-]
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It is estimated that would only take 100,000 years of terraforming with the technology we posses today to gave it a near-earth appearance and climate.
User avatar #31 to #23 - grocer (01/17/2013) [-]
I better start packing then!
#25 to #23 - matthamsnine ONLINE (01/17/2013) [-]
I think you overestermated a little. here is what Robert Zurbin (a former Martin-Marietta aerospace engineer, prolific author and founder of the non-profit Mars Society) has to say;

If one considers the problem of terraforming Mars from the point of view of current technology, the scenario looks like this:

1. A century to settle Mars and create a substantial local industrial capability and population.

2. A half century producing fluorocarbon gases (like CF4) to warm the planet by ~10 C.

3. A half century for CO2 to outgas from the soil under the impetus of the fluorocarbon gases, thickening the atmosphere to 0.2 to 0.3 bar, and raising the planetary temperature a further 40 C.

This will cause water to melt out of the permafrost, and rivers to flow and rain to fall. Radiation doses on the surface will also be greatly reduced.

Under these conditions, with active human help, first photosynthetic microbes and then ever more complex plants could be spread over the planet, as they would be able to grow in the open.

Humans on Mars in this stage would no longer need pressure suits, just oxygen masks, and very large domed cities could be built, as the domes would no longer need to contain pressure greater than the outside environment.

4. Over a period of about a thousand years, human-disseminated and harvested plants would be able to put ~150 mbar (millibars) of oxygen in the Martian atmosphere. Once this occurs, humans and other animals will be able to live on Mars in the open, and the world will become fully alive.

tl:dr. using current technology it would take around 1,150 years to make Mars habitable
#26 to #25 - felixjarl ONLINE (01/17/2013) [-]
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I was only quoting Illustrated science.

But i can deeply say that you know a lot more of this than me so i think your point is the most accurate.

#104 to #25 - chariot (01/17/2013) [-]
Another problem: the low gravity on Mars is not able to hold an atmosphere. Most (all?) gasses on Mars will just float into space.
User avatar #112 to #104 - hearmenow (01/17/2013) [-]
Not all of it though. The gasses would slowly escape its atmosphere, but it is possible! We would have to bring new water and greenhouse gasses to Mars from elsewhere though, which kinda sucks because Mars won't be able to sustain life entirely by its own resources
#66 to #25 - anon (01/17/2013) [-]
I'll say one thing and one thing only:
How the bloody **** are you going to get an electromagnetic field to protect your terraforming during the 4th stage from the solar flares? I mean, fo srs...
#69 to #66 - matthamsnine ONLINE (01/17/2013) [-]
best answer I (google) can come up with. make an artifical moon in orbit around mars to "tug" on the planets core to get it moving again. I guess we could always try to move one of the larger asteroids from the belt and put it in orbit but i think that will have to wait for our technology to advance a little!
#188 to #25 - jaketasticness (01/17/2013) [-]
I'll start loading the space ark.
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User avatar #226 to #191 - admiralen ONLINE (01/18/2013) [-]
ye, but shouldnt that mean this would take 200 years?
#166 to #25 - penistar (01/17/2013) [-]
Mfw We were born too early
#127 to #25 - retris (01/17/2013) [-]
made my day
made my day
#119 to #25 - masterbatey (01/17/2013) [-]
And then you have to consider the progress of technology. It is estimated that our technology doubles every 18 months. If scientists had such a ultimatum as making Mars habitable they could probably even do it even quicker.
User avatar #67 to #25 - serhiy ONLINE (01/17/2013) [-]
what about solar wind mars has not real magnetic field meaning that the atmosphere will just simply be ripped away from the planet
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#202 - fcrocker (01/17/2013) [-]
Anyone else applied for this?

mars-one.com/en/
#206 to #202 - agonix (01/17/2013) [-]
Marieke Wagensveld is fukken hawt. Gonna sign up for that ass
#68 - secretdestroyers (01/17/2013) [-]
Anyone else reminded of this episode of Archer?
Anyone else reminded of this episode of Archer?
#85 to #68 - prodick (01/17/2013) [-]
Well yes, yes it does
Well yes, yes it does
User avatar #178 - caesarslegion (01/17/2013) [-]
You guys should read the book Trilogy-
Red Mars
Green Mars
Blue Mars

It's all about terraforming Mars until it becomes an Earth-like planet, and then in Blue Mars Earth and Mars have the first Interplanetary war. It's /really/ good.
User avatar #196 to #178 - drastronomy (01/17/2013) [-]
it got good ratings

and sounds interesting

you should get yourself an advertising job
#186 to #178 - teroch (01/17/2013) [-]
Sounds cool, I will probably try them.
User avatar #167 - cactusupthebutt (01/17/2013) [-]
I look at this...Think of Moon Base Alpha...

AEIOUAEIOUAEIOU

JOHN MADDEN
JOHN MADDEN
#106 - hunterdubb (01/17/2013) [-]
okay that first picture of mars instantly reminded me of this... Tell me you can kind of see it!
#151 to #106 - thebestofmurder (01/17/2013) [-]
I need a closer look... for science.
I need a closer look... for science.
User avatar #111 to #106 - ixcarnifexxi (01/17/2013) [-]
Weird people on the Internet. Thinkin' bout fetuses n **** .
#123 to #111 - hunterdubb (01/17/2013) [-]
No, not really my fetish.
But idk! My brain is making me see it.... especially the head


this is a really weird conversation.
#223 to #123 - ixcarnifexxi (01/17/2013) [-]
Sometimes I get that feelin', you know? That feely feelin'? The feely feelin' to feel some fetus?
Sometimes I get that feelin', you know? That feely feelin'? The feely feelin' to feel some fetus?
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