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Is wind-power a viable backup power source for Mars One?

Yes, to an extent. A few key facts: While the atmosphere has 1% of the pressure of Earth's, it consists primarily of carbon dioxide (MW = 44) much more than nitrogen (MW = 28). Thus the effective ...
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How can you warm up Mars?

Mars is in a thermal equilibrium, where the same amount of energy as received is radiated away. This leads to two broad categories of strategies. 1. Increase the amount of illumination. More energy in ...
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Is wind-power a viable backup power source for Mars One?

Partial answer, it would be much harder than on Earth. GIF: A windy day on Mars, remember that Mars' gravity is less than Earth's so the wind isn't as strong as it might appear. Archived from the ...
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Is there an end-of-mission for Mars One?

Mars One's Mission Roadmap on their website states that the first crews living quarters arrive, 26 months later the first crew arrives, a few weeks later the second crew living quarters arrive, 26 ...
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How can you warm up Mars?

There's no consensus behind a simple solution. In a way, this is good news. We have multiple options, which needn't be mutually exclusive. Mars has both dry ice and water ice (in the poles and to an ...
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How can you warm up Mars?

The easiest way to warm Mars is by adding artificial greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. These would be manufactured in-situ. They could potentially trigger a runaway greenhouse effect, increasing CO2 ...
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Does a one way mission to Mars make more economic and scientific sense than a two way mission?

Current proposed manned Mars mission plans are very diverse and which plan you chose would affect whether to include a return trip. Let's weigh some pros and cons: Pros (no return trip) Save on fuel ...
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Is there an end-of-mission for Mars One?

TLDR: No, once Mars is inhabited, it should remain inhabited forever. First, the current answer is that the mission has already ended, since the Mars One organization has failed to produce a feasible ...
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Is wind-power a viable backup power source for Mars One?

YES, during Martian dust storms: While all the other answers discuss wind conditions generally, they fail to point out that wind power would peak right when backup power is needed the most, during a ...
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