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    Default Protecting Mars from Solar Radiation With a Magnetic Shield

    NASA Proposes Giant Magnetic Shield to Protect Humans on Mars

    "James Green, the director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, revealed that NASA scientists want to use something called an artificial magnetosphere in order to protect the planet from harmful radiation from the sun."

    And this isn't considered terraforming?
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    Thats a really cool idea and would be good for future endevours in space.

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    Yes, I think that counts as terraforming, which I believe is considered to be against the rules. On the other hand, I've not got anything against people trying to terraform a planet. Not sure of the long term stability of any that artificial, but thst's a different issue. I still think Venus is a better bet - it can certainly hold an atmosphere without any help. The challange lies in changing the composition of it...
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    A good thing is that one mars side always faces the sun, since the planets rotations aligned. So you could have solar energy 24 hours to sustain the massive amount of energy needed.

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