A analytical perspective, and debate of planetary colonization.

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Einhanderc7, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Juza The Cloud

    Juza The Cloud Nanto Goshasei

    Jun 3, 2015
    just came here to reiterate Mars is a geologically dead planet, no liquid core or active vulcanism. None of this terra forming malarky on a planet with little to no magnetic felid to contain said atmosphere.
     
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  2. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Uh, the magnetic field doesn't contain the atmosphere. It does deflect the solar wind which does carry away some of the atmosphere, but the the lack of magnetic field has less impact on the atmosphere and more on the radiation you'd receive on the surface.
    Thicken up the atmosphere enough and you'd get somewhat decent attenuation of the solar radiation, although sunbathing is probably still not all that great of an idea.
     
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  3. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    You where saying?
     
  4. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp Ninja Lurker

    Oct 27, 2003
    isn't Venus extremely stormy or am I thinking of Saturn?
     
  5. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Venus has a very thick and hot atmosphere, it's probably also very stormy. But Saturn (and Jupiter, for that matter) is also quite stormy.
    There's that famous Great Red Spot on Jupiter that's basically a storm several times the size of Earth that has been raging for almost 200 years.
     
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  6. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp Ninja Lurker

    Oct 27, 2003
    So the airships idea for Venus would have to be weighed down and protected from lightning strike and shit right?
     
  7. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Nah, the airship would be well above all of that, I think, and up there winds are usually much more uniform when there's nothing around like mountains to cause turbulence.
     
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  8. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp Ninja Lurker

    Oct 27, 2003
    Interesting, no w what is there to exploit on Venus
     
  9. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Sexy female aliens I guess.
     
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  10. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Nothing, really. A lot of sulphur. Honestly, exploiting planets for their minerals will not be economical for a very long time. The asteroid belt will be more interesting for that at first due to the lower Delta v requirements.
     
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  11. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Misanthropic God of Fuck Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    All of the planets in our solar system are shit minus Mars and the various moons like Europa we can exploit...maybe that hypothetical Planet X that scientists are finally coming around to. We should focus on the places with the most potential. Any place like Europa that might have life underwater is worth a good look. Asteroids will be as Hassknecht said the place to go for resources, not hellish landscapes like Venus - even then that will be a longtime from now.

    I still say Alien had it down right minus the 80's tech.