View Full Version : Getting a Greenhouse to Work on Mars

2005-Sep-09, 10:03 AM
SUMMARY: One key to the long-term exploration of Mars will be figuring out how to get plants to grow there in greenhouses - they're natural factories for air and food. Since they evolved on Earth, they have no mechanism for surviving in low pressures, which would be a requirement for off-planet greenhouses; they think they're drying out even when there's plenty of water. One solution might be to biochemically adjust levels of hormones that initiate the drought instinct.

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2005-Sep-09, 12:19 PM
I prefer my plan to transfer 5 bars of Venusian atmosphere to Mars and deal with hyperbaria rather than hypobaria.