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Melting the core [duplicate]

I have suggested that you could use antimatter to melt the core of Mars and restart the magnetic "dynamo", but it occurs to me that I never really considered exactly "how" you could do this. Melting ...
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Is a spherical core and magnetic field possible in Cube world

Pretty self explanatory question...can the Cube Earth described at the link below support a spherical core and a magnetic field? How would a civilization that has been living on a "cube" ...
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Can a planet with no tectonic plates technically exist and be habitable?

Going off of my other question here, I guessed that a cube planet could work out. BUT, would it be possible for the planet to exist and function as a (relatively) normal planet with life on it without ...
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How many nukes are needed to restart Mars' Core?

Whenever terraforming Mars comes up, the subject of its magnetosphere inevitably arises. When that happens, someone is bound to suggest using nukes to restart the core a la "The Core". Assuming the ...
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Effective way to recreate a magnetosphere on Mars with current technology

Our Earth and Venus each keep a thick atmosphere because of a magnetosphere. Most terraforming scenarios of Mars involve transferring water and other gases from the ground to the atmosphere. We now ...
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Generating a magnetic field for planets with iron-cores that is revertable?

I'm looking for a solution to generate a strong enough magnetic field for planets with iron-cores - in my case, Mars - to keep the atmosphere from getting blow away by the solar winds (and ignoring ...
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Could We Restart Mars's Core With Antimatter?

Forget about how we get it there, some kind of top secret experiment on mars gone wrong in all the right ways. If somehow Mars's core was mixed with some amount of antimatter, and assuming 100% of it ...
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Moving asteroids into a planet's orbit to increase rotation to produce a magnetic field

I was doing research on the terraforming of planets with a solid iron core and no magnetic field and saw a few suggested ideas for starting a magnetic field on Mars that got me thinking. Most of what ...
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How big/how many permanent magnets would it take to create a good Martian Magnetosphere

I was reading a question regarding building Mars's magnetosphere and one respondent proposed setting up a thousand or so permanent magnets equidistant all over the planet to build the magnetic field. ...
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How could you build an artificial planet-sized magnetic field?

I'm conceiving of a world where humans can readily terraform worlds that were once considered "dead" due to the planet's magnetic field being long gone. In such a situation, what could humans do to ...
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Mars restarting/ heating the core? [duplicate]

As a planet's core's heat is mostly a result of nuclear decay. Would (leaving the question of how to drill to such a depth aside) adding nuclear waste to the core of a planet, such as Mars, melt the ...
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Martian Terraformation [closed]

This have already been answered in several questions. See the comments for details. I wonder what would it would take to bring Mars back to life. I've done some Googling and haven't found anybody ...
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Artificial magnetic field generator for Mars [duplicate]

Following the question asked here : Artificial volcanos on Mars to recover its atmosphere Would it be too hard to create an artificial magnetic field around Mars ? Place a coil on each of the ...