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Old July 10th, 2008, 12:45 PM
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I had found this website a while ago. The artist had tinkered with Earth, raising sea levels, flipping water for land, and even adding water to Mars and Venus. I thought it might give some inspiration and amusement:

http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM
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Cool Awesome!

This most def hit the bookmarks, thanks a lot. *bows* Good find, Gentlebeing.
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Bookmarks!!! Bahh!!!

Bookmarks are easily lost when your computer hiccups.

I "copy/paste"ed it into my "assorted links" doc in my Traveller folder.

I make a CD copy of all my files monthly, so I always have them regardless of what the computer does.
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Cool Dangit BB242.

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Bookmarks!!! Bahh!!!

Bookmarks are easily lost when your computer hiccups.

I "copy/paste"ed it into my "assorted links" doc in my Traveller folder.

I make a CD copy of all my files monthly, so I always have them regardless of what the computer does.
Look you ...*stops, puts out flames*...

Look, I have a Firewire external drive, (perhaps you've seen one, they are white and like to mimic high end Portable Media Players) that I don't back up enough, but my problem currently is the power management unit, not the drive...geeez it old...but is still a Mac.
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I had found this website a while ago. The artist had tinkered with Earth, raising sea levels, flipping water for land, and even adding water to Mars and Venus. I thought it might give some inspiration and amusement:

http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM
It's an interesting site. On Venus though; isn't it essentially a molten world? From what I understand the crust averages 500 meters thicke, which partially explains the greenhouse effect, as the heat from the molten rock radiates up through the crust. The other part of course being the heat trapped by the opaque layer of sulfurous clouds. trapping the suns rays.

Still, throwing a few thousand amonia comets at it might make for a balmy Venus.
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It's an interesting site. On Venus though; isn't it essentially a molten world? From what I understand the crust averages 500 meters thicke, which partially explains the greenhouse effect, as the heat from the molten rock radiates up through the crust. The other part of course being the heat trapped by the opaque layer of sulfurous clouds. trapping the suns rays.

Still, throwing a few thousand amonia comets at it might make for a balmy Venus.
A few thousand ammonia comets, huh? I know a dude who has this faded, short answer: Robots. |
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Bookmarks!!! Bahh!!!

Bookmarks are easily lost when your computer hiccups.

I "copy/paste"ed it into my "assorted links" doc in my Traveller folder.

I make a CD copy of all my files monthly, so I always have them regardless of what the computer does.
I back up my bookmarks every time I backup my other files...
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On Venus though; isn't it essentially a molten world?
No, it's no more molten than Earth is. Less, in fact.

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From what I understand the crust averages 500 meters thicke, which partially explains the greenhouse effect, as the heat from the molten rock radiates up through the crust.
Nope, that is neither true not related in any way to the Greenhouse Effect, which is an atmospheric phenomenon.

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The other part of course being the heat trapped by the opaque layer of sulfurous clouds. trapping the suns rays.
Well, the important part is that the clouds are more opaque to thermal IR than they are to sunlight, but that is what we call "the Greenhouse Effect", not just part of it.

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Still, throwing a few thousand amonia comets at it might make for a balmy Venus.
No, that wouldn't tend to cool it any.
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