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Life Deep Below Earth Surface Has Important Mars Biosphere Implications

Earth Subsurface Biosphere

When we think of what it must be like far below the Earth’s surface, most of us picture the simplistic drawings we saw in grade school and believe there to be nothing there but deep layers of lifeless rock.  Several recent studies on the subsurface biosphere illustrate just how wrong …

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Creating an Artificial Martian Magnetosphere to Start Terraforming

Mars Terraform

http://nautil.us/blog/how-to-give-mars-an-atmosphere-maybe This article is interesting but leaves out some details: Power: It mentions that “An inflatable structure can generate a magnetic dipole field at a level of perhaps 1 or 2 Tesla (a unit that measures the strength of a magnetic field) as an active shield against the solar wind. …

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Space Advocates Debate Moon vs Mars vs Asteroids as Mankind’s Future Destinations

Should humans devote most of our resources to the development of a colony on the Moon, Mars or towards the utilization of Asteroid resources?  Space advocates debated which location in space should be our primary focus at this week’s “New Space Age” conference at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Geekwire.com reported on the …

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