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#129 - anon (01/19/2013) [-]
On Terraforming: Mercury's too close to the sun. Pluto's too far. Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, Saturn are gas giants, so no chance there.

Honestly, Venus is a more feasible option than Mars. If you could breakdown all the CO2 in the atmosphere into ozone, you'd have a HUGE Ozone Layer, it wouldn't be a volcanic hellhole and you could get a water cycle and carbon cycle going. Mars's gravity is too weak to hold an atmosphere.

One major problem with Venus though is that the length of day is 243 Earth days and a year on Venus is only 224.7 days, so a day on Venus is longer than its year. No idea how life would adjust to THAT.
User avatar #174 to #129 - samio (01/19/2013) [-]
Mars is feasible as a terraforming candidate. In fact, all the carbon dioxide we're spewing out now could be used to warn up the planet. To alter its gravity would be another matter, as well as the constant threat of solar radiation due to a lack of a magnetic field. However, an ozone layer as well as proper sustaining of atmospheric pressure would render the red planet a suitable habitat for human habitation, although you might need to bring some extra sunscreen, just in case. ;)
User avatar #161 to #129 - thisisspartah (01/19/2013) [-]
we could always live in domes on mars
User avatar #175 to #161 - serotonin (01/19/2013) [-]
You are right but he said terraforming, not just colonisation
User avatar #153 to #129 - dragonock (01/19/2013) [-]
i was reading up on terraforming a couple days ago and one of the theories had something to do with a bunch of ******* mirrors or something
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#142 to #129 - anon (01/19/2013) [-]
wannabe physicist passing through trying to look smart, don't mind me faggots!
#140 to #129 - gladiader (01/19/2013) [-]
Nice job, anon. You science'd pretty well.
Nice job, anon. You science'd pretty well.
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