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#26 2017-04-10 23:19:29

Tom Kalbfus
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Re: Martian magnetic shield

Oh that's very simply, wrap cables around the planet and place solar panels on either side of each cable to generate a direct current. Mars rotates counterclockwise when viewed from above the North Pole, so we run cables around the planet and use solar panels to generate direct current also in the counter-clockwise direction, this will produce a magnetic North in the same direction as true north. If we can generate sufficient direct current we can equal the magnetic field around Earth, and the waste heat from all those solar panels will do much to lower the albedo and heat up the planet due to increased light absorption.

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#27 2017-04-11 18:23:55

SpaceNut
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Re: Martian magnetic shield

Was reading and article about Maven to which it was indicating that they were finding metals in the upper atmospher and that they were showing magnetic reconnection above the remanent fields that mars has so if we can create a modifide fields to cover the surface and in the upper atmosphere using the metals of mars then we can start to teraform mars...

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/godd … etal-mars/

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-maven-rev … phere.html

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/artic … sphere.htm

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#28 2017-04-11 21:30:52

knightdepaix
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Registered: 2014-07-07
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Re: Martian magnetic shield

Tom Kalbfus wrote:

wrap cables around the planet and place solar panels on either side of each cable to generate a direct current. If we can generate sufficient direct current we can equal the magnetic field around Earth, and the waste heat from all those solar panels will do much to lower the albedo and heat up the planet due to increased light absorption.

So you are going to use iron recovered from the red Martian regolith as material? For energy, could be solar, geothermal and nuclear used? The following is wide thought. If the option of space-based solar power for the Earth was considerably explored, how about the same for Mars? The whole Martian space elevator is placed with sunlight radiance is greatest. The counterweight is a solar panel station and loading station -- possibly on an asteroid -- The cable is connected to a power plant. Or if microwave is used to deliver the energy, is building the solar panel station on Phobos or Deimos meaningful? The microwave energy can be beamed on schedule when Phobos orbits closest to designated rectenna stations along the Kalbfus' cable or power station.

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