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Old 22-01-2021, 08:24 PM
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Titan

Just thinking but wouldn't Titan be a better option to terraform than mars,


The appeal of terraforming Titan lies in its vast reservoir of resources. Its hydrocarbon reserves (such as petroleum) are greater than all known reserves on Earth. It's covered in a wide variety of organic compounds, particularly methane and ammonia, as well as a great deal of water. And its atmosphere is primarily nitrogen as well — a composition that scientists believe resembles that of primordial earth.


Together, these ingredients would be of significant benefit to any terraforming project.



If Titan's atmosphere does resemble early Earth's, then transitioning to an atmosphere that resembles modern Earth would be (relatively) straightforward, so why the big emphasis on MARs




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