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Fraser
2005-Sep-10, 06:14 PM
SUMMARY: Space enthusiasts have dreamed about a human colony on Mars for many years, but the planet is as inhospitable a place you can find: temperatures can drop below 100-degrees, and the thin carbon dioxide atmosphere is poisonous. One solution to make the climate more Earthlike would be to pump perfluorocarbons (super greenhouse gases) into the atmosphere to start warming up the planet. In theory, once a greenhouse effect started, carbon dioxide would be released from the planet's surface to contribute the warming process.

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