NASA study shows terraforming Mars may not be possible

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A new study from NASA shows that it may not be possible to make Mars habitable for humans using current technology.

According to the research conducted by NASA, there isn't enough carbon dioxide on Mars required to create an Earth-like atmosphere.

Mars does have carbon dioxide in its rocks and polar ice caps, reports Space.com.

However, even if all the carbon dioxide was released, it wouldn't be enough to raise the atmospheric pressure to 1 bar which is necessary for the temperatures at the pole to be above the melting point of water.

Elon Musk does not agree with the scientists, and tweeted, "there's a massive amount of CO2 on Mars absorbed into soil that'd be released upon heating."

The scientists said even if carbon dioxide from the soil were to be released, it would require the entire planet of Mars to be heated 100 meters below the surface which could take up to 10,000 years.

They did agree that the released carbon dioxide could raise the atmospheric pressure, however it wouldn't be enough to warm up the atmosphere.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Showing Mars atmosphere and how there isn't enough carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
2. Showing some carbon dioxide in rocks and polar ice caps on Mars.
3. Showing the temperature increasing on Mars because of the carbon dioxide, but it still isn't enough raise the atmospheric pressure.
4. Showing the carbon dioxide molecule and fire icon to depict the heating of mars below the surface.

VOICEOVER (in English):
"According to the research conducted by NASA, there isn't enough carbon dioxide on Mars to trap the heat and gases required to create an Earth-like atmosphere"

"Space.com reports Mars does have carbon dioxide in its rocks and polar ice caps."

"However, even if all the carbon dioxide was released, it wouldn't be enough to raise the atmospheric pressure to 1 bar which is necessary for the temperatures at the pole to be above the melting point of water."

"Scientists say even if carbon dioxide from the soil were to be released, it would require the entire planet of Mars to be heated 100 meters below the surface which could take upto 10,000 years."

SOURCES: Quartz, Space.com, USA Today, Terraforming Mars Study
https://qz.com/1345912/nasa-says-nobody-not-even-elon-musk-can-terraform-mars/
https://www.space.com/41318-we-cant-terraform-mars.html
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/08/01/mars-terraform-nasa-elon-musk/878404002/
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-018-0529-6.epdf?referrer_access_token=scg0V_-ispWfmHNvG7wlCNRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0OEVA2jqQmP7EVNMm-ws-AKYR2p87cXLV6olBUe4T9qryYzexS8whoNqSaEtg93yWzaaBiEyjPhRFw2h6hoW4uesoTfx1ZzJVbGGjn3GOwQShwL4RS_7miKTVIPzk_gtLtSypy_PwDpA2jgdD8lTNFZBSe4Pdx4-SfA7Maky51jpwZdfnLcxhQX7z2zxjME0vmhb-SRuuin-dPlRYftvkIWcJT59YpAtDms_Nn7DAjhxw%3D%3D&tracking_referrer=www.usatoday.com