The Western Lines

September 23, 2010

Sci-Fi Science – Earth 2.0

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,Dr. Michio Kaku,Sci Fi Science,Terraforming — ralphbuttigieg @ 7:05 am

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the first second season episode of Dr. Michio Kaku’s Sci Fi Science and explore the exciting possibility of Terraforming the planet Mars.


In this first instalment of the second season of Sci Fi Science, Dr. Michio Kaku comes up with plans for the construction of Earth 2.0 (a second Earth) through the process of terraforming.

Terraforming (literally, “Earth-forming”) of a planet, moon, or other body is the hypothetical process of deliberately modifying its atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be similar to those of Earth to make it habitable by humans an other terrestrial organisms.

Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible – Earth 2.0

http://www.megavideo.com/v/RPU2WG6W88b94d93309c872a3442c6d8db6e37b5

September 4, 2010

Living on Mars

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,Mars,Terraforming — ralphbuttigieg @ 7:05 am

Mars is currently a world griped in a perpetual ice age. On the surface, Mars is a freeze-dried world of rocks, ice, and dust. At first glance it looks like the least likely place to plant a garden. But rocks and minerals found by the Mars rovers show it may have had a warmer and more clement environment conducive to life.

Today on Discovery Enterprise we take another exciting look at the possibility of transforming the planet Mars into a second planetary abode for humanity and the other life forms of our planet. What would it take to Terraform the red planet and bring life to Mars and Mars to life?

Perhaps with some ingenuity humankind can take what it learned from its current and inadvertent geochemical experiment, that is steadily and adversely altering our planet’s climate, and use these same lessons in a deliberate attempt to transform the red planet into a green and blue orb that may one day become an abode for terrestrial life and consciousness.

Living On Mars

http://www.youtube.com/p/CB4B5C758D06C6F4?fs=1&ap=%2526fmt%3D22&hd=1

April 30, 2010

Dangerous Planets

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,Jupiter,Neptune,solar system,Terraforming,Venus — ralphbuttigieg @ 7:05 am

Today on Discovery Enterprise we will explore some of the most dangerous and hostile planets in our solar system. The planets Venus, Jupiter and Neptune are worlds that will present many perils and challenges to future intrepid Astronauts. How were they were formed, why are they are so deadly and why can they not sustain life?

Will be it possible to make other planetary environments more like our own? Travel our solar to see what it would take to live on a neighbouring planet.
Naked Science: Dangerous Planets (2006)

http://www.youtube.com/p/58E11635F8FD9EEC&fs=1&iv_load_policy=3

April 20, 2010

Mars Alive

Today on Discovery Enterprise we take an exciting look at the possibility of transforming the planet Mars into a second planetary abode for humanity and the other life forms of our planet. What would it take to Terraform the red planet and bring life to Mars and Mars to life?


Terraforming (literally, “Earth-forming”) of a planet, moon, or other body is the hypothetical process of deliberately modifying its atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be similar to those of Earth to make it habitable by terran organisms.
The term is sometimes used more generally as a synonym for planetary engineering, although some consider this more general usage an error. The concept of Terraforming developed from both science fiction and actual science. The term was coined by Jack Williamson in a science-fiction story (“Collision Orbit”) published during 1942 in Astounding Science Fiction, but the concept may pre-date this work.
If humanity ever succeeds in establishing a foothold on Mars and Terraforming it humanity will indeed have a long term future to look forward to.
Horizon – Mars Alive (1993)

http://www.youtube.com/p/94E297753D924DD3&fs=1