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How To Terraform Venus (Quickly)

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    Leaving earth to find new homes in space is an old dream of humanity and will sooner or later be necessary for our survival. The planet that gets the most attention is Mars, a small, toxic and energy poor planet that just about seems good enough for a colony of depressed humans huddled in underground cities.
    But what if we think bigger? What if we take Venus, one of the most hostile and deadly places in the solar system and turn it into a colony? Not by building lofty cloud cities, but by creating a proper second earth? It might be easier than you think.
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  •  ShortHax
     ShortHax Anos atrás +92

    Bruh, if we can turn any planet into Earth, than why can’t we turn Earth back into Earth?

  • John Bud
    John Bud  +623

    It's sad to know that we'll never be able to experience inter-planetary travel but it's cool to know that it's possible.

  • Whimsical
    Whimsical  +775

    Thanks for the easy tutorial, it really only took about 10 minutes to fully complete

  • Rye Dawson

    I definitely think atmospheric venus cities are the way to go here. You talked about how it would take hundreds of years, and I really don't think it properly encapsulates the difficulty of removing trillions of tons of ice from every square foot of a planet. And the result of that is that we would be able to walk around in a gas mask? Right now, we could create a platform in Venus's atmosphere. You would be able to walk out on the balcony with nothing but a wetsuit and an oxygen mask. Plus, traveling in the atmosphere has the amazing bonus that you can ride air currents and therefore experience earth-length day-night cycles. Maybe this could happen, but I think floating cities are much more likely and feasible. Its the only place in the solar system we could settle today. Terraforming isnt really a good plan when we can build habitats in space much easier, quicker, and to our exact desires and specifications. It'll probably happen one day, but I dont exect it for at least 500 years. We have way to much shit to fix on earth.

  • vidzeditz
    vidzeditz  +177

    Given the incredibly high density of Venus' atmosphere it would be theoretically possible to create neutrally buoyant floating autotrophs high in the atmosphere which could slowly convert co2 into oxygen.

  • Sudo
    Sudo 21 dia atrás +60

    I love they actually said Martian colonies would be underground and didn't show those silly domed structures that everyone shows whenever we talk about Mars. Any human living in a dome on Mars would die of the most horrible types of cancer, every time. Just search images of "Mars Colony" and you'll see what I'm talking about. And some of them even get architectural prizes.

  • Lavamar
    Lavamar Anos atrás +32

    I just realized: We could CHOOSE to not bring mosquitos to our new planet

  • pyq Shawn
    pyq Shawn  +123

    “Grandfather, is it true that back in your day, Venus was a ice planet?”

  • Ezra Banks
    Ezra Banks  +249

    "A colony of depressed humans huddled together in underground cities"

  • MysticSylaZ _
    MysticSylaZ _ 21 dia atrás +11

    This tutorial helped me so much, like I could finish this in a few minutes thank you so much dude

  • Rey DG
    Rey DG  +66

    I think it'd be far more stable to live in an Elysium type of space infrastructure where everything can be controlled, rather than relying purely on planets.

  • Rune
    Rune  +6

    This would be such a cool project to live through, it's either a shame or a blessing the human lifespan is shorter than our ambitions.

  • I am not a baller
    I am not a baller Anos atrás +7

    “It might be easier than you think.”

  • Liberty
    Liberty  +28

    The problems terraforming Venus greatly exceed those of making living colonies on Mars. Artificial gravity is the biggest problem on Mars I believe. The problems colonizing Mars are very small compared to that of Venus. Venus is too harsh and rotates too slow to be considered as a possible colony in my opinion.

  • TheNewM9⁵

    It's crazy how a bunch of birds can transform mars and make it a habitable planet.

  • King Nay of LA
    King Nay of LA 19 horas atrás +1

    It must take so long to finish these videos. They always do such a great job. It's nuts.

  • trikucian
    trikucian 21 dia atrás +8

    What about hitting Venus with a giant ice comet, this could also make it spin differently.

  • History Buff

    I wish I had found this sooner. I was trying to terraform Venus, but I kept getting bogged down in the math. It looked possible, but I couldn't get through the equations. I am glad someone else did.

  • Kevin R
    Kevin R Anos atrás +2

    “Might not be as hard as you think”