Could we cre­ate a breath­able at­mos­phere on Mars?

Focus-Science and Technology - - Q & A - HAR­VEY WOOD, RM

VAR­I­OUS IDEAS HAVE been pro­posed, many in­volv­ing the release of chem­i­cals into Mars’s at­mos­phere to trap the Sun’s heat, trig­ger­ing a green­house efffff­fect. This might then make Mars suit­able for bac­te­ria or plants ca­pa­ble of turn­ing car­bon diox­ide into oxy­gen. So, it may be pos­si­ble – but don’t hold your breath.

Com­puter art­work of

ter­raformed Mars

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