DailyDirt: Making Mars More Like Earth

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The goal of living on Mars is getting some media attention (because everyone continues to want to save Matt Damon apparently). It's seriously difficult to live on Mars unless we make some major changes to its atmosphere and climate, and somehow turn the clock back to make Mars warmer and more water-friendly. People are thinking about ways to terraform Mars, but it's an enormous project that isn't quite environmentally friendly to our alien neighbors (if they exist). After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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Filed Under: biosphere 2, colonization, elon musk, mars, microbes, nuclear weapons, space, space exploration, terraforming

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Oct 2015 @ 11:22pm

    If you want to sustain "artificial suns", for however long, how can you drop a nuke into one to set off another bomb? Not to mention that Mars' atmosphere is way thin and I doubt you could heat up a ball of gas like that there.

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