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Q&A How to Terraform a Dead Earth

In the foreseeable future, a scientific community has discovered an alternate universe in which the solar system centers around a binary system of G-type suns, unlike the one G-type that ours orbit...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Enfield‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Artificial oxygen oasis in an otherwise CO2 atmosphere

I wonder if it is possible to install artificial equipment that would exhaust oxygen into air in otherwise CO2 atmosphere so that locally people could breath in open air without any kind of tent or...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Anixx‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Anixx‭

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Q&A A semi-habitable Mars and the differences between the plains and the craters

I'm developing a world based on a terraformed Mars, which was cut off from interstellar society and regressed to a pre-industrial level of technology. Mars has an ocean, but most of the settled peo...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Geraintosaurus‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Geraintosaurus‭

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Q&A The One Problem With Terraforming and Colonizing a Super-Earth

Many people are excited with the idea of super-Earths--rocky, habitable exoplanets greater in mass, density and diameter (because I'd prefer to go the whole way than stop at the halfway point) than...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A The Great Oxidation Event...Artificially Imposed on a Tharn-Like Alternate Earth

From 2.4 to either 2.1 or two billion years ago, Earth underwent a surge in a waste product that we know as "oxygen". Before that, life thrived in an ocean rich with iron under an atmosphere loade...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A Planetary terraforming Earth to be much MUCH cooler?

We already know how to heat things up, but what about cooling them? How do we make Earth's climate like that of Mars? Or go further: can we, by any hypothetical ways, make Earth somewhat like Pluto?

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Artemis2100‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Artemis2100‭

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Q&A How to render Venus semi-habitable?

It must be very dark and hot on the surface of Venus, but my humans want to change that and make a Venusian colony. The problem? The extremely thick atmosphere would make it problematic to say the ...

11 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by JDSweetBeat‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JDSweetBeat‭

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Q&A Minor terraforming that allows people, and doesn't inconvenience local flora and fauna

What I'm looking at doing is a small game where you land on a planet, and the atmosphere is not survivable by a human being, but there is local life. Over the course of the game, terraforming has t...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by MartinArrJay‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by MartinArrJay‭

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Q&A Could an enormous structure be used to attract rain by acting as an artificial mountain?

If it were possible to build a giant geodesic dome tens of miles in diameter, what effect would it have on nearby weather? If built in an arid climate like the Sahara or Australia, would it be li...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Stonecraft‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Stonecraft‭

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Q&A Equalizing Venus and Mars Through Atmospheric Teleportation

Humans have invented a technology that allows for teleportation of matter across any distance. These devices can, in theory, be scaled up to any size, so long as the necessary construction material...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by WillRoss1‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by WillRoss1‭

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Q&A What would come first, the colonization of the solar system or interstellar colonization?

I have a world (around 3000-3500ad) where human race is spread across various planetary systems - so interstellar travel it's possible. The interstellar travel is possible via a Bussard Ramjet whi...

13 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Radu Rojas‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Radu Rojas‭

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Q&A Which place in our solar system is the most fit for terraforming?

Far in the future technology has evolved to the point that humanity is able to try and terraform something in our solar system. The moon is out, since it's too close to earth and therefore to risk...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Backup Plan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Backup Plan‭

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Q&A How big an area can we possibly make habitable on the moon?

This question focuses on an artificial atmosphere on the moon and the achieved amount being the limiting factor for the size of habitats. I got a lot of beef for the suggestion to terraform the wh...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Backup Plan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Backup Plan‭

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Q&A Would this setup of a terraformed moon hold up?

[Edits added in italic] BACKGROUND A few thousand years from now the moon has become one of many habitable places in the solar system. Economy, constant growing knowledge and human will made drast...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Backup Plan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Backup Plan‭

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Q&A What would the temperatures on a terraformed moon be like?

In the far future the moon is terraformed and maintains earth-like conditions for people to walk around freely. Gravity is a 6th of earth's. We assume the atmosphere is "well-functioning for human ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Backup Plan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Backup Plan‭

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Q&A We Have Successfully Established Plants and Insects on Mars. How Long Will It Take Them to Colonize the Entire Planet?

In my last question, I have asked on how, once Mars has been terraformed, Terran species of plants and the insects on which the majority of them rely on would adapt to Mars's longer year. By far, ...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A Imagine a well functioning atmosphere on the terraformed moon

Just assume we are long into the future, all other parameters have been met and we have the technology, will and money to terraform our moon and keep it so. Atmosphere, as commonly agreed on, would...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Backup Plan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Backup Plan‭

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Q&A How Can Plants and Insects Cope With Living on a Terraformed Mars?

If we humans are serious about terraforming our famous neighbor, Mars, then the terraforming process would take thousands of years before it becomes habitable enough for humans to live in. But tha...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A Venusian Adaptations

Recently I've been imagining living on a terraformed Venus in a distant future. I've a pretty good idea of how this can be done, having gone through many articles on how to terraform venus, so my q...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Benjamin Wandio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Benjamin Wandio‭

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Q&A Terraforming a tide-locked planet

Over several hundred years, a tide-locked, but otherwise Earth-like, planet orbiting a red dwarf is terraformed. The terminator is a very habitable zone, in terms of temperature, atmosphere, etc. C...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by DanePilot‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by DanePilot‭

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Q&A Why would anyone consider terraforming Mars, considering it can't hold onto water vapour?

From this graph it can be seen that Water Vapour can never be held by the Martian gravity, and would escape into space. How would future terraforming processes overcome this loss?

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by VenusUberAlles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by VenusUberAlles‭

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Q&A Fertilizing desert in magical medieval world

Suppose there exists a magic-based civilization. Their mining techniques are medieval and their understanding of organic chemistry and biology are on the Enlightenment era level. However, they are ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Мікалас Кaрыбутоў‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Мікалас Кaрыбутоў‭

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Q&A Breathable Mars?

I'm working on a far-future SF story taking place on a terraformed Mars and would like a fact check. Current estimates (see here and here) are that the CO2 on Mars could be released in gas form to...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by hatch22‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by hatch22‭

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Q&A The Galaxy has been colonised but why the big feet?

Far, far into the future, pretty much the entire Milky Way has been colonised by humans. The thing is that now the Empire has fallen, the technology of FTL travel has been lost in most places. Thos...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by chasly from UK‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by chasly from UK‭

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Q&A Terraforming the Nine Earths, Episode I: Could Cyanobacteria Thrive in Muspellheim?

Long ago, I asked a question on how to make the Nine Realms of Norse mythology--Niflheim, Muspelheim, Asgard, Midgard, Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Alfhiem, Svartalfheim and Helheim--a reality in regards t...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A What would increasing the gravity of a moon do to its planet?

If I terraformed a moon to have enough artificial gravity/atmosphere to support life, would they end up just crashing into each other? Is there a way to not have this happen, e.g., increasing dista...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Rhap‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Rhap‭

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Q&A How many nukes are needed to restart Mars' Core?

Whenever terraforming Mars comes up, the subject of its magnetosphere inevitably arises. When that happens, someone is bound to suggest using nukes to restart the core a la "The Core". Assuming th...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by KareemElashmawy‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by KareemElashmawy‭

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Q&A How do I increase air pressure for the planet Mars?

Introduction For more backstory, see here and here The 438th Harmonious Congress of the People of Mars was perhaps the most anticipated since the early years of the settlement. In a rare action, ...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by kingledion‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by kingledion‭

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Q&A Atmosphere of a terraformed 10 km planetoid with Earth gravity

Bernal spheres and other O'Neill cylinders are complicated, maintenance-high and fragile beasts. Someone started to make micro-black-holes and put them in asteroids, in order to have 1 to 10+km roc...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Eth‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Eth‭

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Q&A Colonizing the galaxy by slow boating reality check

Humans like to explore and seem to have an almost instinctual need to expand. After spreading throughout the solar system and even into the Oort Cloud they decided that humanity should follow the r...

15 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Dan Clarke‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Dan Clarke‭

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Q&A Terraformed Venus and Mars

A Traveler from a very advanced civilization has visited the Solar system. He found the humans likable, and decided to leave them a boon. For some reason, he couldn't do anything directly to the Ea...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Alexander‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Alexander‭

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Q&A Terraforming via rapidly growing organisms, is it a good idea?

Terraforming and maintaining a biosphere suitable for humans is tough, but no worries, Protogon is here! Collaborating with Providence, our scientists have created Hygiea, a series of rapidly grow...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Celestial Dragon Emperor‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Celestial Dragon Emperor‭

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Q&A What can we do to Mars to give it a survivable atmosphere?

Some science-fiction books I've read (including more than a few by Ray Bradbury) have men from Earth living on Mars, walking around outside of enclosures. I know that this is currently not realisti...

7 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Shokhet‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Shokhet‭

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Q&A Putting oxygen on the Moon - the easy way

It would be nice if there were an atmosphere on the Moon with oxygen; in fact it could be just oxygen at 1/5 the Earth's pressure. People could live there. Now of course given the Moon's lower grav...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Ferred‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Ferred‭

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Q&A How long would an array of mass drivers take to terraform Mars by transporting CO2 from Venus?

So I've always assumed Mars never had enough available CO2 on-site for terraforming, something that new research seems to have confirmed. But my ideas have always relied on getting CO2 from altern...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Thesaurus Rex‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Thesaurus Rex‭

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Q&A Fastest way to oxygenate Venus

Scientists recently discovered a propellantless drive capable of completely negating gravity with low energy inputs! Huzzah! Sadly the Earth is going to be destroyed soon by a rogue handwave. Looki...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Evelyn Shepard‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Evelyn Shepard‭

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Q&A Gravitational anomaly (Mascons) creating water-hills

A scenario in the far future -- The moon has been successfully terraformed. All problems have been worked-out, from flinging volatiles into collision course with the moon, up to creating and retain...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Christmas Snow‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Christmas Snow‭

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Q&A How would we terraform the moon?

How could we and would we terra-form the moon? I mean, theoretically speaking it should be possible and not too much of a challenge. But i don't know a lot of things, so i'm just not sure. I came ...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Deuxz‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Deuxz‭

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Q&A Greenhouse Planet Terraforming - Will a balloon jacket self-stabilise?

Most of what follows is scientifically dubious. I'm looking to clarify one aspect and one aspect alone. A small planet is being terraformed by an alien race who have been doing this for millennia....

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by chasly from UK‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by chasly from UK‭

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Q&A Can we build a world in 1,000 years?

We have a fleet of sub-light speed generation ships and associated engineering devices/ships. Their original world can no longer support their species, and they must move to survive. The fleet of c...

12 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I have a glacier on a tidally-locked shallow-sea planet?

I have a planet that is tidally locked to its sun. The ocean is shallow (a few hundred meters) and was artificially created in the past by harvesting the system's Oort cloud or outer-system ice a...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by wetcircuit‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by wetcircuit‭

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Q&A What kind of impact could strip Venus and make it spin faster?

I'm trying to create plausible scenario under which we could colonize Venus. Is it possible that Venus could be hit by a planetoid and the impact strips its atmosphere and makes it spin faster? ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Arista‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Arista‭

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Q&A Terraformed planet orbiting a blue star

A planet was terraformed in humanity's distant past by technologically superior beings. The planet is very similar to Earth. I understand blue stars are highly radioactive and thus don't have real ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Nipiti Splix‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Nipiti Splix‭

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Q&A How long could an ecosystem survive without sunlight?

I am designing a terraformed Venus, where the planet has been given an Earth-like atmosphere but keeps it's original rotation rate. Colonists are importing Earth life to Venus to add a biosphere to...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by VenusUberAlles‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by VenusUberAlles‭

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Q&A Terraforming Ganymede, is it possible?

The Hegemony has long looked upon Ganymede as a prime terraforming project for humanity. The Hegemony has the tech for large scale space production so large mirrors or sun shades are able to be bu...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Celestial Dragon Emperor‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Celestial Dragon Emperor‭

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Q&A Terraforming Mars, Hellas Planitia with comets at Mars L1

Using comets at Mars L1 point, allowing the tail to constantly add to the atmosphere in both volatiles and increased temperature from the infalling matter, as well as blocking the solar wind which ...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Brooks Nelson‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Brooks Nelson‭

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Q&A Looking for ideas for a world that requires some earth based mineral to be released into its atmosphere to render it non toxic to life as we know it,

Im busy wrtiting a Space Opera and was going to utilise the "hypothesis", or whatever you call it of an ancient civ mining gold here and utilising it to disperse into its atmosphere, in turn either...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Skyhigharteist‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Skyhigharteist‭

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Q&A Is there any way to Terraform Ceres?

In the "Warlords" Universe Ceres is the diplomatic and economic hub of the asteroid belt dominated by the rule of the 'Governor' and the 'Intercessor' (The Speaker for the Hegemon herself). Now I'...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Celestial Dragon Emperor‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Celestial Dragon Emperor‭

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Q&A Solutions for sustainable living in reduced gravity environment

I am building an idea for a terraformed environment with 1/6 the gravity of Earth, with a permanent human colony that has been established and sustained for 40+ years. I have thrown around a few id...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by moon-man‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by moon-man‭

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Q&A Proxima Centauri's flare: effects on a terraformed planet

Imagine that, in a thousand years, the star system of Proxima centauri has a planet located in its goldilocks zone that has been terraformed by earthling settlers. We do not really know what the b...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Ginasius‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Ginasius‭

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