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Fixing Mars is No Easy Task

Mars lacks a magnetic shield. That is a big problem for Elon Musk.

No second Earth: turning Mars from a barren desert into a lush forest is far beyond our technological abilities. Image credit: NASA/JPL

What does it take to make a barren, toxic world inhabitable? Those who speak about colonising Mars — Elon Musk, for example — often give the impression that this is little more than an engineering challenge. The reality, unfortunately, is different. Planets are complex, dynamic things, and controlling them…




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Exploring the relationship between humanity and science | Physicist | Satellite Operations Manager | https://www.thequantumcat.space/

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