NASA to Develop Giant Magnetic Shield Around Mars for Human Colonisation

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NASA՚s Planetary Science Division (PSD) hosted a community workshop at their headquarters in Washington, DC where the exploration of Mars by human astronauts was discussed. NASA is planning on making the planet a more habitable place for human colonisation.

  • NASA scientists have proposed a bold plan that could give Mars its atmosphere back and make the Red Planet habitable for future generations of human colonists.
  • About 4.2 billion years ago, the magnetic field of Mars suddenly disappeared, which caused it is atmosphere to slowly be lost to space.
Artist՚s Conception of the Process of Terraforming Mars

What is the Terraforming Mars:

  • It is a process by which the surface and climate of Mars would be deliberately changed to make large areas.
  • The environment hospitable to humans, thus making the colonization of Mars safer and sustainable.
  • There are a few proposed terraforming concepts:
    • Some of which present prohibitive economic and natural resource costs.
    • Others that may be achievable with foreseeable technology.

Why was the magnetic shield plan proposed:

Magnetic Shield Plan Proposed
  • Proposed a plan to shield Mars from the Sun՚s rays through an artificial magnetic field around the planet just Earth
  • Shield would allow Mars to slowly restore its atmosphere over the course of a few years.
  • Greenhouse effect would take place and heat up the planet, potentially making it warm enough for liquid water to exist on its surface.
  • Solar system is ours let us take it.
  • Mars and for humans to be able to explore Mars, together, with us doing science, we need a better environment.

About NASA:

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government.
  • Responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
  • NASA was passed on July 29,1958, disestablishing NASA՚s predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
  • NASA Space flight programs:
NASA Space Flight Programs

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