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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 3:10 p.m. PST

…Humans To Venus?

"Venus is a remarkable planet in many ways. Located about 67 million miles (108 million km) from the Sun, Venus is often called Earth's twin because it's almost equal in size and composition.

However, Venus is an extreme world and sending humans to the planet is impossible due to terrifying things that would happen…"
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 4:31 p.m. PST

I think they would end up looking like bubbling chunks of jelly.

PS. Or they would have been added to some Venusian's collection:


Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 5:41 p.m. PST

Is that from the Outer Limits?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 6:02 p.m. PST

Yep. "Don't Open Till Doomsday".


Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 6:14 p.m. PST

Cool! I was six years old when that came out. I tried to watch it but it scared the bejeezes out of me.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 3:21 a.m. PST

Considering our probes didn't last very long & it rains acid, I think finding volunteers to travel might be a problem!

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 6:37 a.m. PST

It may be easier colonized than Mars YouTube link but I still think that space itself (in O'Neil cylinders or similar} will be first.


Parzival27 Sep 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

They'd die.

Nothing either new nor particulary Venus-shaking in that article/blog post.

Now, a plan to terraform Venus (and why the heck not?) would be an interesting article, or even just designs for sustainable probes (I think NASA is working on a flying drone concept, actually).

So, ho hum on this.

Garand28 Sep 2017 6:47 a.m. PST

I've seen some interesting articles on terraforming Venus. The biggest challenge would be to find a way to reduce the atmosphere enough that pressures get to something close to habitable & reduce the impact of the greenhouse effect, such as a chemical solution to precipitate out the carbon from the atmosphere. You could also skip comets through the atmosphere as well to introduce water into the ecosystem. Might also have to find a way to block or reduce the amount of solar radiation hitting the planet (i.e. a solar shield FREX). Certainly a challenge…


Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member28 Sep 2017 7:37 a.m. PST

The real challenge will be terraforming Uranus.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 8:59 a.m. PST

….nor particularly Venus-shaking…..

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