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That's why I haven't been drawing today. The idea is just so intriguing- and possible.
But I'm looking in the other direction. Fuck Mars, why not try venus first?

But Venus is too hot you say!
True- but only at the surface. I just found out that on venus, since the air is so thick regular earth air acts like helium!

So- if your house's walls were made out of the same stuff they make hot air balloons from, you'd be sitting pretty, floating high above the creamy yellow clouds. 30 miles above the surface, to be exact.
Even better, temperatures in the upper atmosphere of the love planet are comfortable- like 70 degrees. Warm enough for water to exist! You could even go outside if you want. No need for a space suit, all you'd need is a breathing tank and a plastic covering to keep you safe from some of the acid in the air. Or if you're really adventurous, just hold your breath and wear goggles (since the air pressure up there is equal to earth's)

My guess'd be that each person would have a smaller bubble or rocket box to get from central bubble to bubble (Because there's no way you would want to actually fall to the surface- you'd be crushed by the pressure instantly) 

Why on earth would you want to go to mars- where one rip of the suit could get you killed!?
On Venus, even if your home bubble rips, you have at least 10 minutes to patch it before it fills with toxic gas.
It's obvious to anyone with a brain that if we want to leave earth, VENUS, with it's similar gravity, size, and easy enough to operate bubble housing is the better choice.

I envision spherical air-filled bubbles- about 50 feet in diameter for each colonist. Each bubble'd have 3 levels- one for growing plants that make oxygen, one for living in and storage (complete with an airtight panic room if anything goes wrong) and a water - ballast weight to keep it from floating away.

Ample sun on Venus would provide energy, plants would provide food- and eventually thousands of unmanned solar-powered bubbles filled with hardy, self propagating plants (Or extreme algae species) would be released into the atmosphere of venus- These plants would take in the carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen. Over a period or 50-100+ years the surface would cool enough to become habitable.

But really, who on earth would want that?
I'd rather take my bubble, thank you- and live in the sky. 

Don't believe me? Check it out for yrself.

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jonnando2000 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Artist
This made me see everything in a new light
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bedroom-inc Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
That's a good idea. But I think we should put our money into finding how to cryofreeze people. That way we wouldn't age a bit on the trip to planets exactly like earth!
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CrystalOtaku21 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't care which planet they go to ..they much just go!! and then freeze me and wake me up when u can live on it like earth xDD lol yeah..but hey have u seen that documentry thing about terraforming mars? it looks like it can actually work but it will take hundreds of years x3 maan i wish the universe was like star trek with vulcans and stuff x3 that would be epic 
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dATweet Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Me too. I did see it and liked it!
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OtakuKittyKat Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Wow! That sounds awesome! Now I want to draw a little venus air city~
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ReyJJJ Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it, but with such a fragile living ground, the evil in one man's heart would be enough to undo it all.
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Kitsuneintheblizzard Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, so I wasn't only person who would prefer if humans settled on Venus instead of mars.
Though, I would much prefer they put money into space exploration. We know more about space then our ocean.
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dATweet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
THANK YOU.
Mars is more dangerous. But don't you think- it's our destiny to expand beyond this small blue planet?
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Kitsuneintheblizzard Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mhm. I remember I did a report on Venus and I was wondering "Wy don't we give Venus a shot?"
Well, I really like marine life so that's why I would prefer ocean exploration. I mean as long as humans don't destroy the world in the next 25 years. I would like to know more about the deep black waters.
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dATweet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
I'm scared or deep water.. Fear 
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