Scientists propose to close the Earth with giant bubbles

(ORDO NEWS) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology launched the Space Bubbles project. It is based on solar geoengineering technologies. It has the potential to help all of humanity.

The proposed concept describes the processes of erecting various structures in space, with the help of which it is possible to control the energy of our star.

They want to start with the simplest thing – to slightly obscure the Earth from the sun’s rays with the help of a giant barrier.

Project details

The ultimate goal is called the prevention of global warming on the planet . With the decarbonization policy actually failing, people never being able to agree on a planetary scale to introduce new technologies, and rising energy prices have forced many to return to burning coal, the researchers want to go the other way.

– They propose to manufacture and place in space between the Earth and the Sun a cluster of huge bubbles.

-They can be made from the thinnest film, and since there is no external pressure in space, very little gas is required to inflate such structures.

– Vulnerability to meteorites is compensated by a large number of bubbles and the ability to quickly deliver any number of them into orbit to repair holes in the barrier.

– The bubbles don’t have to be opaque, it’s enough that they trap at least some amount of solar energy.

– The mathematical model showed that if only 1.9 percent of solar radiation was rejected, it would cool the planet and even reverse warming.

– The authors of the concept specify that this is not a climate management tool, but a temporary emergency measure to eliminate current problems.

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Computer visualization of the Space Bubbles project

This is not the first such development and probably not the last. In addition, scientists are working on reducing the impact of carbon dioxide on the atmosphere to reduce the greenhouse effect.

For example, Japan has developed a new compound that captures carbon dioxide while demonstrating an efficiency of 99 percent. It is also the world’s fastest such system – at least twice as fast as analogues. In addition, the technology is reusable.


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