03 May '15, 8am

Hackaday Prize Entry: A Fixation On Nitrogen

The real problem is too many people, for the limited resources on one planet. And we can’t import matter from other planets. As earth’s mass increases it’s orbit would decay towards the sun, unless it’s rotation speed was increased. The two solutions are: Reduce the population to a sustainable level or populate a second planet. Mercury – 801 Fahrenheit (427 Celsius) during the day – nope Venus – 864 degrees Fahrenheit (462 degrees Celsius on average (due to the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere) – nope, not without terraforming and sulphuric acid rain which evaporates before it hits the ground and 90x earth’s atmospheric pressure make that not an easy task for our current level of technology. Mars – summer day on Mars may get up to 70 degrees F (20 degrees C) near the equator, but at night the temperature can plummet to about minus 100 degrees F (minus 73 C).- n...

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