New Worlds: Colonizing Planets, Moons and Beyond

A World of Fire

Author(s): Dan Răzvan Popoviciu * .

Pp: 168-188 (21)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815080711123010008

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Although our planet’s “twin” in any other aspect and object of several terraformation scenarios, Venus is a very difficult target for human settlement. Due to its extreme atmospheric pressure and temperature, it is the most inhospitable celestial body in our Solar System. This does not mean that terraforming it cannot be done, but in order to do it in a reasonable time, some technologies that are currently out of our reach need to be applied. Wormholes are the best option, coupled with some large-scale megastructure buildings, plus “regular” planetary engineering means. Fortunately, even if it seems like SF, scientists are currently making serious advances towards achieving such technologies. At the end of the process, Venus could be transformed into the most habitable world in our System, a true paradise.

Keywords: Atmosphere removal, Planetary cooling, Sunshades, Terraformation, Venus, Wormholes.

Related Journals
Related Books
© 2024 Bentham Science Publishers | Privacy Policy