La terraformation de mars m’intéresse depuis que j’ai lu Red Mars et ses suites ainsi que Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse à la télé). Le scientifique en chef de la NASA qui quitte son emploi est aussi inspiré:
And on his way out the door, according to the New York Times, Green is touting a plan to geoengineer Mars into a planet habitable for humans. Green’s plan, published in November, hinges on warming and thickening Mars’ atmosphere by using a giant magnetic shieldbetween the Red Planet and the Sun, which would bring temperature and pressure levels above the point at which humans could walk on the surface without a space suit, without their blood boiling inside their bodies.
“It’s doable,” Green told the newspaper. “Stop the stripping, and the pressure is going to increase. Mars is going to start terraforming itself. That’s what we want: the planet to participate in this any way it can. When the pressure goes up, the temperature goes up.”