Monday, February 07, 2005

NASA SCIENTISTS IN FAVOR OF GLOBAL WARMING - ON MARS!

I'VE HEARD THIS THEORY FLOATED FOR SEVERAL YEARS FROM PEOPLE OF VARYING LEGITIMACY... I REALLY DON'T THINK IT WILL HAPPEN IN OUR LIFETIME...TOO MANY MESSY ETHICAL ISSUES INVOLVED. I WOULD BE CURIOUS TO SEE HOW THE INTRODUCTION OF THESE GASES WOULD EFFECT (OR NOT EFFECT) THAT PLANET THOUGH...

US scientists have thought up a new way to create a second home - by warming up the atmosphere of Mars.

Mars - which used to be warm and wet - has an atmosphere rich in carbon dioxide. But because the red planet's atmosphere is so thin, the planet is now freezing cold.

But Margarita Marinova, of Nasa Ames research centre in California, and colleagues report in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets that artificially created greenhouse gases could set the Martian climate simmering. "Bringing life to Mars and studying its growth would contribute to our understanding of evolution, and the ability of life to adapts and proliferate on other worlds," Dr Marinova said.

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Global warming the key to life on Mars

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