Foreign researchers discovered: silica airgel is expected to reshape the Mars Climate

July 17, according to physicist organizational network reported that people have been dreaming of remodeling the climate of Mars to make it habitable. Scientists have proposed various methods, but can not be realized. Now, from Harvard University, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Edinburgh researchers have proposed a new method carried out in the local: add a thin layer of silica airgel on the Martian surface area. 国外研究人员新发现:二氧化硅气凝胶有望重塑火星气候 and the polar ice caps of frozen water on Earth is made different, the polar ice caps on Mars is a combination of water ice and frozen carbon dioxide. Frozen carbon dioxide may allow sunlight to penetrate, while trapping heat. In summer, this solid state greenhouse effect will produce some warmth in ice, is expected to make water into a liquid. Inspired by this natural phenomenon, Wordsworth said:. \”We began to consider this solid state greenhouse effect, the problem is to find a material that can minimize thermal conductivity, but can still transmit as much light as\” they eyeing the silica airgel – one kind of heat insulating performance is excellent lightweight solid amorphous nanoporous material, having a porosity of up to 80% -99.8%. Experimental simulation using the surface of Mars, researchers demonstrated a thin layer of silica airgel can raise the average temperature of Mars in latitude to a temperature similar to the Earth. 国外研究人员新发现:二氧化硅气凝胶有望重塑火星气候 Jet Propulsion Laboratory Laura Kober said: \”Mars is a planet in the solar system except the most livable planet, but its environment is still hostile to most life to survive, to create livable island this method so that we can transform Mars in a controlled and scalable manner. \”