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How and why did the ozone find itself there in the first place?

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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 10:48 PM
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scienceblogs.com... For instance; wouldn't also there be expantion of our airspace if it get's warmer; would it be wise to compress as much of our air as possible as to shrink our airspace to a point that ozone would reforme and rise upwards back where it was; is it still within our air? I have been told that nothing ever leaves our earth space; so wouldn't it be the same for the ozone composites and if they are transformed; then shouldn't we be able to create some and release it in the airspace? Or would that take too long?
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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 11:07 PM
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Please Wiki Ozone layer for all your answers.
Note: No Ozone layer = no UV protection.



posted on Sep, 10 2011 @ 12:08 AM
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O3. (Three Oxygen atoms chemically combined into one "triatomic" molecule).

ozone wiki


Ozone in the lower atmosphere is an air pollutant with harmful effects on the respiratory systems of animals and will burn sensitive plants; however, the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere is beneficial, preventing potentially damaging electromagnetic radiation from reaching the Earth's surface.[1][2] Ozone is present in low concentrations throughout the Earth's atmosphere.


So you can find ozone anywhere just about. However it is considered detrimental when found near the surface where it can damage organic systems such as plants or animals.

On the contrary, it protects life from dangerous levels of radiation by forming the 'ozone layer' in our high atmosphere.


Ozone is a powerful oxidizing agent, far stronger than O2. It is also unstable at high concentrations, decaying to ordinary diatomic oxygen (with a half-life of about half an hour in atmospheric conditions):[11] 2 O3 → 3 O2 This reaction proceeds more rapidly with increasing temperature and increased pressure. Deflagration of ozone can be triggered by a spark, and can occur in ozone concentrations of 10 wt% or higher.[12]


So as you can see, ozone can become highly unstable and it requires specific conditions for it to form and be maintained. It's a very delicate balance.

Ozone is highly reactive and if you check out the wiki, there is a slew of potential reactions with other chemical compounds. This is where the problem arises as well.

When a layer or section of ozone is depleted or destroyed by chemical pollution (which causes chemical reactions and changes the actual atomic structures of the ozone and the chemical pollutants), the ozone no longer exists and is now transmuted into various other chemical combinations.

Apparently the formation of natural ozone can take quite a long time through natural processes, so any damage we create could take a very very long time to recover from.

Ground-level ozone is created near the Earth's surface by the action of daylight UV rays on a group of pollutants called ozone precursors.


Ozone doesn't just fall to the ground. It breaks apart through chemical reactions with other chemicals it comes into contact with. The three oxygen atoms are torn apart and become part of smaller or larger "new" molecules.

Hope that explains it for you. Any other questions you have I would be pleased to attempt to help find answers for, keep up the search!



posted on Sep, 10 2011 @ 12:16 AM
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Methods of generating Ozone :

Corona discharge method
UV Light
Cold Plasma
Electrolyctic


Ozone cannot be stored and transported like other industrial gases (because it quickly decays into diatomic oxygen) and must therefore be produced on site


That's the problem right there buddy.

O3 decays into O2 very fast. It's very unstable.

We wouldn't be able to get it up in the atmosphere fast enough most likely, so we would definitely need alien level technology to achieve that type of feat.

It's not impossible though. Terraforming is possible and probable. It is just a bit beyond our current tech level at the moment.

Maybe you are the inventor of the method to actually somehow create it and store it effectively until we can get it to the right location to release it, or find a way to create it in the high atmosphere and rebuild it on-site way up there. Like a floating factory maybe?
I don't know. It's up to all of you to help figure this stuff out, we create our future.
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posted on Sep, 10 2011 @ 12:50 AM
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Ok; but can we build a substitute like we do with uv glasses?



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