Gregory Hather (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 19 Aug 1999 10:11:41 -0700
Why mars won't be teraformed for a long time...
- The atmasphere is to thin. If we tried to add more, it would just float off because
mars's gravity is too weak. (surface gravety = .4*earth surface gravity)
- It would be cheaper to "teraform" the Aulstralian desert or build taller buildings.
- Space flight takes too long. Asuming you acellarate at 1 g, it would take at least
6 months to reach mars.
- There is no infastructure, and no one to live with.
- Everyone benifits from teraforming, no matter who pays.
- No one on earth will allow the transfer of oxygen.
- A teraformed planet may require matenance.
- It is too big of a project for any corporation or nation to pay for it.