How long will it be till we have the technology to terraform?

We should never, ever try to terraform. This is a bad idea. We need to keep these planets in a pristine condition as we can in order to study them for the possibility of life having once existed on them.

This is also NASA’s official position. Do not contaminate other planets, and don’t contaminate Earth on return.

Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

2 thoughts on “How long will it be till we have the technology to terraform?”

    1. Exactly. I do, however, see the problem that if we terraform a planet we will kill all life (or dangerously transform it) that already exists there. Similarly we risk the danger of bringing life we are not immune to back to Earth.

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