Thursday, August 18, 2016

What a terraformed Mars might look like one day...

Fjaðrárgljúfur, Iceland

Are these places windows to the future of what a terraformed Mars will look like?


Fogo, Cape Verde



Surely the Martian sport by predilection will be rappel

credit: SpaceX

Grand Canyon




Santorini, Cyclades Islands



The Greek chose white to highlight their buildings against the rust red and chocolate brown cliffs of the Cyclades, will Martians think similarly?




Wadi Rum, Jordan


The seeds of trees carried by the wind will spread and sprout alone in the magnificent Martian desolation...




Cappadocia, Turkey



Will robots drill into the basalt-rich soils of Mars to create human habitats?




Iceland

Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland


A future Martian coastal town?


Vík í Mýrdal from above
Vík í Mýrdal


Vik beach in Iceland might one day remind us of a view...



The cliffs by Vik, Iceland.


...of the Great Martian Northern Ocean



by SamSquared (on deviantart)



more life in red




Rauðhólar, Iceland
Rauðhólar, Iceland



Will moss be the first to turn Mars green?


Fjaðrárgljúfur, Iceland


Socotra Island, Yemen


GM trees of Mars?




nop... they are Dragon's blood trees endemic to Socotra Island






this black dune on Mars...

photo taken on Mars by one of NASA's rovers


...might one day look like this: 

Black Sand Beach, Maui, Hawaii




 Dead Sea, Jordan


A Martian resort...




Goblin Park, Utah







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