We need to start immediately terraforming Mars. Prove me wrong.

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It's easier/cheaper to build floating cities over Venus, which is also closer to Earth's gravity.
also this

based venus where air is a lifting gas

heading sunward is pretty costly in regards to D-V though, and Venus doesn't really have much going for it. Plus the plan for doing an aerostat colony basically looks like

>go to venus
>air is a lifting gas so cities can float in the clouds
>???
>profit

nobody's quite figured out how we actually get from A to B
based



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The fact that it would take so long to get a working colony let alone a terreformed Mars going, "we" wouldn't be there to see it at current levels of technology.

Also everything above. Mars' crust is at least twice the thickness of Earth's, making geothermal energy a pipe dream since the temp-depth gradients are ridiculously low. All energy would have to be transported from Earth, which already has it's own energy crisis looming.



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where are you gonna get soil from


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mars is like the africa of planets


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where are you gonna get soil from
Mars' soil is actually decent for farming. It's more or less a "just add water and fertiliser" type situation.


 
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where are you gonna get soil from
Mars' soil is actually decent for farming. It's more or less a "just add water and fertiliser" type situation.
im by no means a planetary astronomer (fkin hate it) but isnt it toxic as hell?


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Mars' soil is actually decent for farming. It's more or less a "just add water and fertiliser" type situation.
im by no means a planetary astronomer (fkin hate it) but isnt it toxic as hell?
Last I read, Martian soil was considered at least good enough to use for hydroponics, so I suppose that would account for filtering and whatnot. It was a while back so it could have changed since then though.

I know the water they found was thought to be full of perchlorates (idk if spelt right) which are toxic as fuck though, so it could be that. Plus I'm pretty sure they later disproved the water as just shifting sand dunes anyway.


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Moonbase first, and terraforming is largely pointless when it's more efficient to disassemble planets and asteroids to build space habitats.


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About 3 hours ago the United States, France, and the UK joined together to bomb Syria.

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