According to a NASA-sponsored study, dreams of transforming Mars into a habitable long-term colony are scientifically impossible with current technology.
The transformation of planets as precursors to colonization is a staple of science fiction an endeavor for individuals such as Elon Musk, whose company SpaceX uses images of Terraforming Mars in its promotional material
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This process of colonizing other planets is called terraforming when it comes to making their environment more like Earth.
However, for planets that do not harbor Every life – and certainly not a complex life – requires much more than the introduction of species in which human society lives.
Thickening of the Martian atmosphere would be essential Keep liquid water on its surface, which would be crucial for long-term colonization.
Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) would be essential, but they are not abundant on Mars (19659003) Our results indicate that there is not enough CO2 on Mars to significantly heat greenhouse gases, when the gas reaches the atmosphere, Dr. Jakobsky of the University of Colorado author of the study, which was published in Nature Astronomy.
In addition, most of the CO2 gas is inaccessible and could not easily be mobilized.
As a result, terraforming Mars is not possible with today's technology
Although perhaps some water was discovered there, Mars has less than 1% of atmospheric pressure on Earth.
The study shows that even all sources of carbon dioxide and water can be found on Mars th The atmosphere would increase the pressure only to 7% of that on Earth, far below what is needed.
Although potentially greater CO2 reserves lie deep below the surface of Mars, they are not easily accessible.
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