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Scientists develop "aerogel greenhouse shields" to grow food on Mars

4 monthes ago   |   By Dezeen

Researchers at Harvard University have devised a way to terraform Mars by placing sheets of silica aerogel on the planet's surface, which would warm it up to make it suitable for growing plants.
Robin Wordsworth from Harvard University collaborated with Ronald L Kerber from California Institute of Technology and Charles Cockell from the University of Edinburgh , among other scientists, to produce the research project released in a report on Nature Astronomy .
The trio devised the "silica aerogel greenhouse shields" to transform the surface of Mar, which has low temperatures and...
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