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Originally posted by Arbitrageur
See the "m" in the color legend? Doesn't that mean "meters"? Isn't that image just showing that the lower the elevation, the bluer the color? That's what the legend suggests. It has nothing to do with the actual color of the surface, the colors are there to help you visualize surface elevations in a topographical sense.
Originally posted by paranormal78
Does anyone here think planet Mars is kinda spooky?
Originally posted by Fromabove
Life on Mars would have migrated to Earth if it was intelligent. The rest would be underground, except for that which had extra thick outer shells.
As for terraforming Mars, it would not be that hard. For water, there is a vast frozen supply under the surface. Also, redirecting iceroids into impact zones would create liquid water and increase atmospheric pressure. Moving (very carefully), a large body about 1/4 the size of Mars into Mars orbit would cause the core to heat and liquify under stress. The core would "percolate" and start the dynamo effect creating a strong electromagnetic force protecting the planet from solar radiation. Then seeding would begin, followed by bacteria, insects, etc, to create rich soil. Trees would be next, and that would be followed by animal life, and man.
The planet would thrive for millions of years before the need to make any adjustments if at all.
edit on 24-6-2011 by Fromabove because: (no reason given)