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miklamar

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Report this Aug. 14 2012, 11:45 am

A UCLA scientist claims he discovered plate tectonics on Mars, indicating it was like the Earth at one time


http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=38120


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dryson

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Report this Sep. 01 2012, 2:54 pm

If this is true which would have to be if Mars once had active volcanoes on it then there is hope that Mars could be made habitable again. Techtonics means that Mars had an active core at one time. Active enough to create plate techtonics. Plates that have become idle over billions of years. If a way could be developed to restart the martian core using low level atomic explosions that would shake loose the interior material of the core's housing so that the material would fall into the core, the material would be heated turning into a plasma like substance. Gas pressure would occur and as the volume of the martian core increased it would create pressure upon the old techtonic fault lines. Once enough pressure had forced apart the plates the core ejecta would race towards the surface of Mars causing a respark of the planet. Once the core ejecta reached the surface it would cause blankes of gas clouds to form that would then interact with the UV rays of the sun. Some being trapped underneath the clouds, some reflecting back through the clouds and some merely passing through the planet. Once this occurs water would melt and mix with the clouds thus creating a new planet that could be habitable in a few million years. Water may have to be taken to Mars to help in the cloud seeding process. Or to help in the process large ice chunks from the outer ring of the solar system and from the Oort Cloud could be sent hurlting into the surface of Mars. What ice doesn't evaporate in the re-entry would make an impact that would further distribute material into the atmosphere as well as shaking the microbial from their slumber that way they can get up and do their jobs like they are supposed to be doing instead of being lazy.

miklamar

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Report this Sep. 25 2012, 12:53 pm

If Mars has subterranean water--enough to be a sea!--its tectonic plates could float on it, even if it weren't visible on the surface.  Otherwise, like you say something would have to create a mantle, either volcanic magma or perhaps even pressure.  But, since Mars is not very big (relatively speaking), the volcanoes you speak of would be needed.


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