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Feasibility of a bio-engineered, floating tree lifeform in the Venusian atmosphere?

Where does the mass come from? A tree cannot grow on CO2 and water alone, it actually needs nutrients from the soil as well. The tree does not need to worry about acid: at the level of atmosphere ...
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Feasibility of a bio-engineered, floating tree lifeform in the Venusian atmosphere?

Extracting water from the ambient sulfuric acid would be an incredible feat. Concentrated sulfuric acid will rip the water right out of carbohydrates, leaving a pile of carbon soaked with somewhat ...
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Feasibility of a bio-engineered, floating tree lifeform in the Venusian atmosphere?

I worry that something the size of a tree may be very fragile. If it has a tiny leak it may start to fall. How about something smaller? How about an aerial version of a volvox colony. This would be a ...
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Life on a planet with never-ending rain

Some additional thoughs re. Agriculture Food production and thus diet would be very much different from what we know on Earth. From my dabbling in vegetable gardening, I know many water-logged crops ...
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Life on a planet with never-ending rain

Preconditions Rain exists as part of a cycle that involves heat transfer. Without evaporation (energy moving into water), and condensation (energy moving out of water), you can't have rain. On Earth, ...
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Life on a planet with never-ending rain

assuming conditions similar to Earth? I think you have to assume that it won't be globally that similar to Earth. The problem you have is that planets are big, and the climate is very variable across ...
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Life on a planet with never-ending rain

It washes out the ground over time, similar to australia which is so old it has seen alot of rain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Plate So very little nutrients and those usually captured in ...
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Life on a planet with never-ending rain

What would life be like on a planet where it rains constantly, assuming conditions similar to Earth? The Netherlands and the UK manage it pretty well, they just complain a lot about the weather. ...
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Using real examples, how long might it take for the species in a forest/jungle to respond to sudden climate change?

Im gonna assume that climate change is about the temperatures becoming hotter. Cause colder- we had that, we know how it went and it was not wetter, it was drier, cool and glaciers encroaching. So ...
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