Researcher: Terraforming Mars Not In The Cards Right Now

By Mark Brodie
Published: Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 1:13pm
Updated: Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 1:14pm

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A photo from Mars Curiosity rover taken in January 2018.

Just in case you were thinking about potentially looking into real estate on Mars, a new report says you might want to think again.

In the paper published in Nature Astronomy, researchers say the red planet is unlikely to be hospitable to terraforming, or making it more Earth-like.

Christopher Edwards is a co-author of the paper. Edwards, assistant professor of planetary science at Northern Arizona University, talked about the biggest holdups in terraforming the planet.

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