There was a huge dome that had all the aspects of supporting life, trees, plants, streams, etc"¦ I think the place was called "Second Earth" or something similar, scientists tried an experiment of having 6 or 7 scientists living inside it for 6 months, trying to live only on the oxygen, food, and supplies that "naturally occurred and grew" inside the dome, it was a failure, they had to secretly ship in food, and pump air into the place. That being said, if we can't even control a controlled environment, then how can we even think of trying to control an uncontrollable environment?
I think you state a good point. That enviroment was right here on earth also. Mars is pretty far away. Anything we try to get on that planet has to go threw a lot of stuff just to land safely. Even if we had the technology to terra form Mars, what is the point. Our own planet is falling apart I think we need to focus on terra forming Earth first.
Basically I think we are jumping the gun on this one. Mars isn't going anywhere. It is going to be there for a LONG time. Lets do some more research and develope our technologies a little then talk about terra forming. I think not only will humans concept of earth being a tiny speck of a speck in the universe come about. Also people need to understand time does not operate the way we think it does. We want things now, in our lifetime. However when you are talking about changing the make up of a planet I think a little more patience and caution should be used.
What happens if by changing the atmosphere we change the weight distribution on the planet. Sending it gradually out of its orbit until it crashes with another planet or something. Also lets not forget the obvious, what if life does start on Mars from our terra forming and becomes smarter than humans. Then the martians decide to attack us.
Edited: Oliron on 8th Mar, 2010 - 8:20am
Did you ever wonder why Mars is red? Scientists seem to think that there was a natural nuclear blast on Mars.
NASA scientists say they have found indications of seasonal salt-water flows on Mars, a sign that water may exist in liquid form during the red planet's warmest seasons.
These results are the closest scientists have come to finding evidence of liquid water on the planet's surface. Frozen water, however has been detected near the surface of Mars. Ref. CNN
At Mars Crater NASA Rover Finds Evidence of Ancient Water Hotspot
SPACE.com - NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has found another spot where warm water may have flowed or percolated on the Red Planet long ago, researchers announced Thursday (Sept. 1).
Source: Yahoo! News: Space/Astronomy
Mars UFOs Caught on Camera By Curiosity
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It was inevitable. NASA lands a craft on Mars, sends pictures back, and people are bound to look for UFOs in those pictures. But what happens when you don’t see any UFOs in the pictures Simply keep running them through photo editing filters until something, anything, shows up. And then claim it’s a UFO. NASA [...]
Source: The Occult Section
There is actually alive plants in Mars, but for some reason, they grow very slow, and they don't release oxygen either. There is life in Mars, but right now all the machines can find is plants and rocks. Who knows that there is another intelligent living being in Mars?