Do you consider terraforming of another planet science fiction?
- 2 months agoFavorite Answer
Well.... A trip to the moon was science fiction until about 1968... A man in orbit was science fiction until 1959 or so, when they started a program to do it.
Right now - it's considered science fiction; and I guess it will be, unless there's a need to do it - and an attempt is made...
- nineteenthlyLv 71 month ago
No, because we are clearly able to alter the climate of our own planet dramatically without even trying.
- daniel gLv 72 months ago
Sure, we hardly have the resources to terra form earth, much less some other planet.
Works in sci- fi though.
- D gLv 72 months ago
We currently don't have the ability it also takes patience planting certain plants in order to first get soil or air in needed quantities but it's far from fiction it's just difficult
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- Tom SLv 72 months ago
Currently at this point in time, yes. But your phone used to be science fiction.
- StarryskyLv 72 months ago
It might be future science fact.
- 2 months ago
It is science fiction now because we can't do it.
- Gray BoldLv 72 months ago
Not really. Take the cold tolerance of bacteria that thrive in arctic ice, add the ultraviolet resistance of tomato plants growing high in the Andes mountains, and combine with an ordinary plant. What do you get? A tough plant "pioneer" that can grow in Martian soil.
Like customizing a car, NASA-funded scientists are designing plants that can survive the harsh conditions on Mars. These plants could provide oxygen to the Martian atmosphere.
- MysteryGuyLv 52 months ago
planets can be like earth. The can showcase similar densities, similar profile of atmosphere so no it's not science fiction. However, whether they support life is another matter.
- YKhanLv 72 months ago
Yes, until we have actually done it, it's fiction.