Mars could be made habitable with the use of frozen smoke
A new study published Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy puts forward the idea of using an insulating material called silica aerogel to make life habitable on mars.
Silica aerogel, generally called frozen smoke due to its look, is used to heat up the surface of mars sufficient enough to support life and melt frozen water. The aerogel is an extremely lightweight material already being manufactured on Earth and is at present utilized in NASA’s Mars rovers as insulation.
The scientists are initially planning to test the material here on Earth in places like Antarctica.
The substance could also be used to build domes or biospheres to block radiation, control temperatures and allow for photosynthesis.
Earlier, scientists at NASA’s revealed that besides earth, Mars is the most habitable planet in our solar system.