Saturday, June 23, 2007

Some Place New To Muck Up

A noted scientist has prepared a bold plan for terraforming Mars and making it suitable to support human life. According to Lowell Wood, who recently retired from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Mars is simply stuck in a "thermal depression." By introducing greenhouse gases, humans can begin to warm Mars and make it more Earth-like. He envisions the entire process being done by the end of this century.

Wood's proposal comes on the heels of a report from a scientist at the University of California at Berkeley which says that Mars once had two large oceans. If true, much of that water is still locked up inside the planet.

Of course, at the rate we're going now, it's the EARTH that's going to need terraforming to make IT suitable for human life by the end of this century

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