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Questions tagged [venus]

This tag should be used for questions about the planet Venus.

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Is it possible to move planets to get them nearer to Earth? [closed]

Could we move rocky planets such as Mercury, Venus, and Mars to be closer to Earth's orbit? I know it sounds like a silly question and it's impossible right now, but if there is a small possibility, ...
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Could you live in underground lava tubes on Venus?

In approximately 50 years, NASA and many other international space agencies collaborate to create a cloud top base on Venus. The astro-geographers on the station (aka the loser's club) want to go to ...
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Terraformed Venus and Mars

A Traveler from a very advanced civilization has visited the Solar system. He found the humans likable, and decided to leave them a boon. For some reason, he couldn't do anything directly to the Earth ...
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Fastest way to oxygenate Venus

Scientists recently discovered a propellantless drive capable of completely negating gravity with low energy inputs! Huzzah! Sadly the Earth is going to be destroyed soon by a rogue handwave. Looking ...
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How much material would be required to build a giant sun shade to cool down Venus? [closed]

One way to terraform Venus would be to create a massive sun shade enveloping the planet. How much actual material would be required for this? And where would you get it from?
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How long could an ecosystem survive without sunlight?

I am designing a terraformed Venus, where the planet has been given an Earth-like atmosphere but keeps it's original rotation rate. Colonists are importing Earth life to Venus to add a biosphere to ...
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How Many Earth-Like Worlds Could Be Made Using Only Material From The Solar System?

Assuming that some future civilization of hyper-advanced humans, or aliens for that matter, had the technology to reshape the solar system so that there were several habitable planets the rough size ...
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Alien Life on a Venus-like World?

Trying to consider how a walking, socially-active sapient plant would evolve and the world it would live in. More specifically, how would something which is essentially a walking tree living in a ...
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Temperature of a habitable Venus?

I'm looking at designing a neo-Old Solar System version of Venus which is habitable. The following conditions hold: The cloud cover still exists, hiding Venusian civilization from the outside world ...
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Multi planet and moon orbit exchanges [closed]

If we pushed Mercury out of orbit for a close fly by of Venus in order to put Mercury in roughly Venus's orbit while flinging Venus to swing by Mars. Which will pull Mars's orbit a little closer to ...
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Is it plausible that Venus was once swampy and reasonably habitable to Earth-like beings?

I plan to write a novel set on old Venus. What I mean by this is that it is set on a Venus where it was still thought to be a swampy planet. I know that is an unlikely past, but I have read oceans may ...
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Using a dense material to strip away some of Venus atmosphere

I want to partially terraform Venus, enough to make it feasible to mine minerals etc,. there. To do this I need to do a few things but for this question I'm focusing on stripping away at least some of ...
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Surviving the atmosphere of Venus

From what I've seen, a floating habitat about 50 km above the surface of Venus is feasible--the atmosphere is dense enough that breathable air is a lifting gas, and that would be about the height for ...