Might be able to make Mars habitable?

#Mars #NASA #ScienceVision2050 #space #solarwind

A computer modeling experiment suggests that we can use a spacecraft to create a magnetic field around Mars, shielding it from the solar wind that’s stripping its thin atmosphere away, oxygen ion by oxygen ion.

If we are somehow able to shield Mars from the Solar wind, and if the above theory proves to be correct, Then it will be possible to melt the planet’s polar ice caps and bring back some liquid water to the Martian surface.

The proposal was presented at NASA’s planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop.

However, this experiment has its limitations. While computer modeling is a good option in place of practical experiments, it also means that this kind of mission is far from a sure thing.

Read the full article here.

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