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Posted by: phd - Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:12 pm
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Post Terraforming the moon using nukes?   Posted on: Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:12 pm
Hi!

According to this guy...

http://www.draaisma.net/space-tourism/m ... anding.php

...it might be possible to terraform the moon using a nuclear explosion. What do you guys think of this idea?

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Post Re: Terraforming the moon using nukes?   Posted on: Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:34 am
phd wrote:
Hi!

According to this guy...

http://www.draaisma.net/space-tourism/m ... anding.php

...it might be possible to terraform the moon using a nuclear explosion. What do you guys think of this idea?

// Paul


where do it say that there?

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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:40 am
On page 13 of the PDF file.

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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:18 am
I think it to be a destruction only. Since the Moon can't hold an atmosphere only caves etc. might be terraformed or arreas that are artificially covered somehow.

For this reason I would prefer to do no nuclear explosions on the Moon because they might weaken the walls of terraformable caves.

We also should keep in mind what Lowell Wood has said according to the article "Scientist Calls Mars a Terraforming Target for the 21st Century " ( www.space.com/scienceastronomy/070623_m ... aform.html ) :
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Mars is far easier to terraform than the Moon, Wood advised. "It's kids' stuff as far as rendering it [Mars] into something that's human habitable quickly and easily. [b]The Moon is a good bit tougher[/b]."
. This seems to mean that a nucklear explosion on the Moon is far too few since it will be insufficient on the Mars also.



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Post    Posted on: Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:10 pm
Why use nukes? The article "Idea Hatched to Grow First Flower on the Moon" ( www.space.com/news/090402-moon-flower.html ) taks about a quite simpler and more evolutionary step...



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