teraforming mars

Gregory Hather (ghather@netscape.com)
Thu, 19 Aug 1999 10:11:41 -0700

Why mars won't be teraformed for a long time...

  1. 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)
  2. It would be cheaper to "teraform" the Aulstralian desert or build taller buildings.
  3. Space flight takes too long. Asuming you acellarate at 1 g, it would take at least 6 months to reach mars.
  4. There is no infastructure, and no one to live with.
  5. Everyone benifits from teraforming, no matter who pays.
  6. No one on earth will allow the transfer of oxygen.
  7. A teraformed planet may require matenance.
  8. It is too big of a project for any corporation or nation to pay for it.