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Fundamental physical and resource requirements for a Martian magnetic shield
International Journal of Astrobiology
Mars lacks a substantial magnetic field; as a result, the solar wind ablates the Martian atmosphere, and cosmic rays from solar flares make the surface uninhabitable. Therefore, any terraforming attempt will require an artificial Martian magnetic shield. The fundamental challenge of building an artificial magnetosphere is to condense planetary-scale currents and magnetic fields down to the smallest mass possible. Superconducting electromagnets offer a way to do this. However, the underlyingdoi:10.1017/s1473550421000069 fatcat:36zkq7dr5ffitkndehhc3afuiq