Should We Nuke Mars?

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  • Published on:  Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Is it possible to make Mars inhabitable by nuking the surface? Kyle breaks down the possibility of atomic terraforming in this week's episode of Because Science!

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    Learn More:
    Terraforming Mars with four war-surplus bombs: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.663.7945&rep=rep1&type=pdf
    Terraforming Mars: fanfare or feasible: http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2016/ph240/mclaughlin2/
    A synergistic approach to terraforming Mars: https://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/31668108/fogg1992b.PDF?response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DA_Synergic_Approach_to_Terraforming_Mars.pdf&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIWOWYYGZ2Y53UL3A%2F20190819%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20190819T223940Z&X-Amz-Expires=3600&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=e62cc8e8fb374abc4a03913dd394fcad9946693393a395bc0b41e8268ec539ef
    Terraforming Mars: a review of research: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~mfogg/paper1.htm
    Inventory of CO2 available for terraforming Mars: http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/maven/files/2018/08/Inventory-of-CO2-available-for-terraforming-Mars.pdf
    The thermodynamics of planetary engineering on Mars: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2551&context=honorstheses1990-2015
  • Source: https://youtu.be/URC9ay6evT8
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