Questions tagged [mars]

For questions about the planet Mars. This includes development, life on Mars, and comparisons to other planet types.

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Ideal Martian Colony Spot

What would be the ideal spots to build/start a colony on Mars? I am looking for. . . Good location; a particular well placed crater, lots of caves nearby, etc. . . Good mix of resources; Ice, iron, ...
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Backyard Space Transportation [closed]

My novel takes place in an alternate reality where the tropes of nineteen-fifties science-fiction are its reality. A man wants to go to Mars to explore its canals, deserts, and possibly, aliens. He is ...
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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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what's the name of a solar day on other planets? [closed]

people refer to a solar day on Mars as- "sol". are there any specific names for solar days on other planets, such as Jupiter or Venus for instance? or either "sol" is just a name for a solar day on a ...
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What would happen if the people on Mars evolve to become incompatible (can’t live on Earth )? [closed]

I was wondering if people who lived on Mars could eventually evolve to a state where they are unable to live normally in a human society on Earth? So, I continue, what would have changed? For instance ...
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Impracticalities of making a Vacuum Airship [duplicate]

In my world, a scientist and engineer by the name of Guan thinks of the practicality of a vacuum airship transport and possible pitfalls. What major Problems and Practicality issue might exist with ...
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What design for a Martian space colony would be the most realistic and efficient at the same time? [closed]

Using cutting-edge, but also modern day technology. Where on Mars would the inhabitants live in? In what type of housing would the inhabitants live in? What commercial aspects would exist, and how? ...
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What would a completely terraformed Mars look/behave like? [closed]

A Mars with an atmosphere, oceans, flora and fauna, and capable of sustaining human life? How would such a Mars possibly behave? Knowing that Earth and Mars are quite similar but also have large and ...
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How could humans survive on Mars for 365 days? [closed]

If somehow humans were stuck on Mars and had to survive 365 days, whats materials would they need? If a spaceship had a fuel leakage on the way to planet (haven't figured out the name yet) and landed ...
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Martian Currency [closed]

Context (from comment) It is an independent Mars that is cut-off from Earth after an apocalyptic event damages most of human civilization. The technology is nearish-future and I want to keep it ...
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Population increase on a Colonized Mars [closed]

In my world, a second space race pushes humanity farther than it has ever gone before. Humanity has carved up to moon between superpowers (the U.S. and China) and second rate space powers (E.U., ...
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How can lower gravity affect evolution? [closed]

I am thinking of evolution of human beings as a species. If we were to stablish a colony on, for example, Mars, how would the lower gravity affect future generations of humans living there? Is there ...
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Can humanity survive on red planet

Research is done each and everyday, challenging the boundaries of what we used to think was impossible. After all, it used to be thought impossible to land man on the moon. Is it possible, give today'...
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What if the Earth's oceans are added to Mars? [closed]

Imagine if all the water of the Earth's Oceans were added instantaneously to the Martian surface. What wouldhappen in 10 mins? In 10 years? In 1000 years? In 1 billion years? Would life form?
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Civilized aliens coming from Mars in spaceships to build the pyramids [closed]

I'm writing a classic Mars-pyramid story in which some Martian aliens ride in a spaceship and come to Earth and build the Egyptian pyramids. Their environment on Mars is very dry, there are no rivers--...
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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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Could a blimp house an entire colony on Mars?

What is surface to weight ratio needed to help slow the decent onto Mars? Assembled and inflated in space could a blimp be big enough to include everything needed to jump start a colony and land? ...
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Elements found on Earth but not on Mars or the Moon [closed]

I am writing a sci-fi story. The availability of materials has big impact on the backstory: What elements can you find in extreme trace quantities on Earth, but not on the Moon? What elements can ...
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How unlikely is it to find parasites or organisms that have parasitic characteristics in the frozen water on Mars? [closed]

In the universe I'm wanting to create, I want there to be some form of disease, or infection, or parasite that someone has unknowingly caught through being exposed to specimens brought back from Mars. ...
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What could make a group of living organisms disappear completely from a closed structure?

An alien pyramid had inhabitants trapped within. Without prospect for rescue, they eventually went mad. Later the pyramid is discovered by human explorers. No trace of the alien inhabitants or their ...
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Why there's a plan to live on Mars and not on the Moon? [closed]

NASA is planning to send people to Mars to live there - but why they don't try to live on the Moon first?
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What makes Earth's atmosphere breathable and other planets not? [closed]

I am no scientist. So, I need a fairly simple and concise answer. What would prevent us from breathing and surviving on Mars or the Moon? I want to make those two bodies livable as on Earth but ...

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