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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 month ago

Shouldn't we seed Venus with plant mass to eat all that CO2?

Imagine the gardens when we finally arrive there!

7 Answers

  • D g
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You know of any plants that like sulphuric acid rain and temperatures near 500 degs celsius in the shade 

  • 1 month ago

    This has been suggested in the past and could possibly work if there were enough elements in the upper atmosphere to enable this to happen.

  • 1 month ago

    What for?

    Isn't it bad enough we have vandalised the Earth without vandalising another planet?

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It would also need a lot of water and Nutrients as well

    And there is only one way to get it there

    An extra long hose is out of the Question

    Remember you are talking about a Planet similar in size to Earth

     A lot closer to the Sun, and a Siderial Period longer than its Year

    That would be enough to sterilise any Planet

    Its Atmosphere is constantly replenished by a Constant Shield Volcano

    covering almost half of its surface

    Temperature 900 degrees C and pressure 91 times of Earth

    Not the sort of place an Armadillo would like to live

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  • 1 month ago

    The hard part with that plan is caring for the plants... you can't just plant them on the surface - it's 900 degrees.  Also, days and nights last a very long time there - in fact, a Venusian 'day' is longer than it's year. 

    If you could seed them in floating balloons high enough - they could be kept cool;  but, you still need to water & care for them - which is going to be problematic as well....maybe not impossible - but at the very least, extremely expensive.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No. The plants would die almost immediately. The surface temperature of Venus is higher than the melting point of lead and the air pressure is 93 times that of Earth. The seeds would never germinate. Both to mention the sulfuric acid rain. 

    Photosynthesis produces MORE carbon dioxide as well as oxygen.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    With surface temperatures of 864°-1,520° F, atmospheric pressure of ~91 atm, and weather conditions that could include sulfuric acid rain, Earthly plants will not stand a chance. There is, however, some indication that there might be a presence of native microorganismic life on Venus, perhaps something resembling what we call extremophiles here on Earth.

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