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This is better than Mars colonization in many aspects.

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#1 Deep Science

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Posted 11 October 2021 - 01:56 PM

Venus is not at the top of the priority list when it comes to the colonizing space. Mars mostly takes that spot but when checked thoroughly it is very comparable to Mars Colonization and in some aspects it is even better and easier than Mars Colonization. 

 

 https://scientificdo...ties-on-venus/ 


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 02:16 PM

I think solid ground for on site travel, and landing/building/departing has some advantages.


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 03:08 PM

First you have to terraform Venus before even considering it. There was an idea back in the 80's I think, based on the then known atmosphere and temperature, to seed the upper atmosphere with some kind of algae, if I remember correctly, that would ingest the CO2 and cause rain to fall. It would take maybe 100 years for the rain to cool the atmosphere to the point that the rain would strike the surface and then we could actually land there. Never went anywhere I think. Probably someone was afraid we might cause the extinction of a native life form although we have no idea what could thrive at 7000F without any water.


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 03:15 PM

it has been opined that the atmosphere might change substantially if we set some plants floating in it.



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Posted 11 October 2021 - 03:23 PM

Interesting! The video linked is about "Cloud Cities on Venus." Apparently 50 km above Venus, it's 50 C and 1 atmosphere. The plan is to float on breathable air, which would be lighter than Venus' atmosphere. There does seem to be problems like the acid clouds, but it's just a proposal at this point. 




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