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Originally posted by spacedoubt
Oh, And Nutzo,
I always liked saying "wasps nests" couldn't think of a way to
fit it into the post, other than this though..
Originally posted by DaRAGE
Why dont they just nuke Mars to allow for a warmer more habitable planet.
They say that the Tzar bomb (the worlds largest detonated nuke) if fully fissible and exploded at 100 Megatons, would have released 25% of the total radioactive material already on the planet.
But...since they didn't make it fully fissible, and only exploded at 50 megaton, they were able to reduce the amount of radiation by 95%.
Why dont they just explode a heap of tzar like bombs on Mars to heat it up a bit ;P Melt that ice, at the polar ice caps, get it flowing again and into the atmosphere, heat up mars a heap, get a denser atmosphere on mars, let it trap the heat from the sun more, get it to temperatures where algae, moss, whatever, can blossom, and spread over the planet and get oxygen into the atmosphere. Make the planet habitable.
Wouldn't it sure speed up the colonization process?
Originally posted by FreeMason
I would be making comments, but the nuclear science and the Mars science in this thread is so pathetic, I'm not even sure where to begin or bother.
So all I can really do is say to just abandon the thread all together, it is so chock-full of misinformed junk.
Just looking at several posts...
Half life of Uranium-235 is something like 4 billion years, but in a Nuclear bomb almost all of it is fissioned and so there is nothing left, what is left is irradiation that lasts about 10 years.
There is not enough gasses in the polar caps to make an atmosphere worth a darn.
There is no life on Mars. The only question is was there ever life on Mars?
Those are just a few errors I was bombarded with on just this page alone.
Originally posted by TheConservative
This would be a very interesting way to start the terraformation of Mars.
What if we do melt the caps get an atmosphere going has anyone ever thought why it lost the last one????
This is why our planet is messed up right now. Too many people like you don't think about the future generations. You only think of the now and don't care about your actions. So what if it takes 500 years and you won't see it. Imagine the possibilities of evolving a planet!
Originally posted by htown
I'm not talking about your every day Pratt and Whitney's. I'm talking about PDWE (Pulse Detonation Wave Engines) in four strap lining. Those have more thrust than the Space Shuttle.
But, how long would we have to wait after the nuke went off. You have to wait for the radiation level to go down... then wait to see what your dealing with... then deal with figuring what to do next, dy the time it would be habitable would be in 2500.