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originally posted by: wildespace
a reply to: IWasHereEonsAgo
The root problem with Mars is the absence of a strong global magnetic field like we have here on Earth. Even if we somehow managed to generate earth-like atmosphere, in the absence of the magnetic field the solar wind and radiation will strip the atmosphere molecule by molecule like it did billions of years ago.
Our only hope on Mars is to live underneath domes, or underneath the ground.