Terraforming Mars

What if the planet Mars were to be made more Earth-like: the kind of place where human beings and other Earth life forms could live comfortably. Could we do it? Should we? Phil and Stephen discuss.

NextBigFuture says we can and tells how to do it:

Terraforming Mars in 50 Years with Large Orbital Mirrors, Bacteria and Factories

George Dvorsky at Gizmodo says we’ll never settle Mars:

Humans Will Never Colonize Mars

Meanwhile, one guy is talking about nuking the joint:

Looks Like Elon Musk Is Serious About Nuking Mars

Lots to discuss here. If we can do it, is it the right thing to do? What if there is already life there? What if instead of changing Mars, we changed humans? And most importantly — is there a board game available that lets you try your hand at Terraforming the red planet?

Join us.

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