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Terraforming Venus

  • Information on Venus recieved

    Information on Venus recieved
    -High amounts of sulfur dioxide and Carbon Dioxide
    -No plate techtonics - Many volcanoes- dense atmoshpere- 91 ATM pressure- Less pressure in upper atmoshpere (1 atm, key pressure for our life) -2 layers to the atmoshpere- 850 degrees F-No magnetic field-Venus crust is older than earth's but the planets are about the same age. -heaviest greenhouse effect in solar system.does not rotate like earth.
  • Resources gathered

    Resources gathered
    -Technology needed (spacecraft, devices to sustain life while in space)
    -tons upon tons of raw materials needed
    -Decent amount of qualifiyed employees
    mechanical engineers, astrophysicists, biologists, climatologists, geologists etc.
  • Beginning

    Small colonies put in orbit, construction of living quarters above commences-Heat pipes (devices to transfer heat through lithosphere) placed in upper atmoshpere to cool lower atmosphere- Floating colony established in 1 ATM layer of atmosphere.colony in atmosphere used to spread and distribute heat pipes
  • Cooling begins

    Create sun shade to get in between sun and venus to block radiation from sun and deploy it (would cover up 4 times the planet itself needing construction in space, add multiple orbiting mirrors to reflect radiation away from venus. create another colony and replace water with ammonia in heat pipes. Heat pipes transfer heat from the atmosphere through condensation.
  • Adding of H20 through moon collision and Bosch reaction

    Adding of H20 through moon collision and Bosch reaction
    Constant removal of temprature through the spreading of heat pipes causes carbon dioxide to decrease to the surface- Team sent to hydrogen rich saturn moon enceladus to cut it in half and direct it on a collision path with each other using Steam rocket powered by solar heat and directing it into other clestial beings to pull. There it will collide the other half, showering the planet in hydrogen to chemically react toproduce water and graphite. This will reduce atmospheric pressure drastically.
  • Oceans and plants

    80% of venus covered in water, only 10% of earth's amount due to flatness of venus's surface. Colonization begins, first plants brought over are mosses and legumes to keep photosynth. active and to make required cycles for a healthy environment. The highly radiated soil will disapate after years without solar radiation (due to sun shade)
  • Conclusion

    I do not believe we should terraform planets quiet yet, our technology is too primative and we lack the resources to move celestial bodies and produce life supporting establishments to keep terraforming. I do not believe it is unethical, just unrealistic for the time and resources. pioneers will colonize and maintain facilities required to keep Venus habitable (it will revert to being a gas planet if not supervised.