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Rapid Mars Liquification

Get Water To Mars and Warm It Up A Bit
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The linked comet apparently already has a 1/600 chance of hitting Mars. That would likely be one hell of a show.

Help it along, learning about course correction of comets in the process, so one day you will perhaps use that knowledge to save Earth -- and speed the hell out of terraforming Mars in the process.

At the very least, seems like we should send something along for the ride.

theircompetitor, Mar 07 2013

Mars Comet Flyby http://newswatch.na...-in-its-crosshairs/
[theircompetitor, Mar 07 2013]

wikipedia on terraforming Mars http://en.wikipedia...ars#Asteroid_impact
[xaviergisz, Mar 07 2013]


       ah nice.
theircompetitor, Mar 07 2013

       The title implied a proposal to liquify Mars. I am sorely disappointed.
Alterother, Mar 07 2013

       I guess it really should have been irrigation. Or aquafication. Or something.
theircompetitor, Mar 07 2013

       You stand corrected.
Alterother, Mar 07 2013

       What [Ao] said, but spelled correctly.
FlyingToaster, Mar 07 2013

       I'm only not MFD'ing this because its referring to a specific comet. The concept of bombarding Mars with comets to provide liquid water and a thicker atmosphere is widely known.
MechE, Mar 07 2013

       If there were enough cometary impacts in quick succession then the shock waves of inmpact could possibly liquefy the rock?   

       Either that or use an ultrasonic comet.
pocmloc, Mar 07 2013

       MechE -- point taken -- however, given the closeness of this one, this is something that could be more than a sophomoric discussion by a Nasa watercooler - - hell, if it's bullseye they really should have had something there for the ride (i.e. chasing it)
theircompetitor, Mar 08 2013


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