forget mars we should colonize venus!

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    Very Interesting lecture.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqQB0WqOahc[/ame]
     
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    hi

    the air pressure on venus is so high, that every probe which was sendet to got killed after a few minutes. No, the Venus is the wrong way.
     
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    The temperature is a bit hostile too. Mars is still harsh, but the conditions are much easier to adapt to then those on Venus.

    Not that either will happen anytime soon. But if you're gonna have a goal....it ain't Venus.
     
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    Under Obama, NASA's new mission is to be kind toward Islam and point all satellites toward Mecca 5 times a day
     
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    Both the construction of artificial biospheres and\or the terraforming of Mars are infinitely easier.

    The necessary technology to build artificial structures designed to sustain life in Venus won't be around for the next two centuries.

    Terraforming the whole planet would be even worse, a total nightmare. The amount of techno-scientific knowledge, money and work needed to turn the hellish greenhouse into a habitaple place almost ensures it will continue to belong in the realm of science fiction.

    Only a political will of iron would get the job done in the far future.
     
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    Well, mars has it´s problem too.

    The major handicap with this planet is that it doesn´t have magnetic field. So he can´t keep a thick atmosphere because the solar storm blows it constantly away.

    a soloution could probably be a kind of planet-wide roof of foil or membrane. THis isn´t so absurd:

    the nobel-price winners in physics in this year discoverd a new kind of carbon. It´s a regular net of carbon molecules, only one molecule length thick. If you produce three squarefeet of this material, you can pick up a cat with it, so solid is it.

    When you remark then, that the atmosphere of mars is carbone dioxide means that, that you have enoug carbon on the planet for this project.
     
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    you obviously didnt watch the lecture, at 50 km above the ground the pressure is exacty the same as earths and the temperature is 20c. meaning we could live in venuses attmosphere
     
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    venus should be first, Not only is it closer and about the same size as earth there is a band of the atmospher which we could arive at and walk out of the space ship with just breathing apperatus 50 km up, the sweet spot. also it has lots and lots of heat(energy) at the surface and what is needed to turn co2 into o2, energy. we could lower a steam or stearling engine into the lower atmospher and create oxygen at will. and above all mars is cold, we cant even be bothered with antartica so why mars?
     
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    Interesting..
     
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    Damn tree hugging EPA nutz want to terraform Venus now?
     

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