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Mars year 2250 CE by SalesWorlds Mars year 2250 CE by SalesWorlds
I love science fiction, and I really enjoyed making this map. I've taken some references from the novel saga "The Expanse", but I've invented almost everything.

This is a terraforming Mars. Humans have colonized the planet long ago and started terraforming it, but there is still a long way to reach a full terraformed Mars. They are creating an atmosphere, lakes, seas and rivers. Also some geneticaly modified plants that are going to help with this process. The whole population of Mars works in one way or another for the terraforming process, which is the common dream.

The Mars Congressional Republic is an idea extracted from "the Expanse" novels. They achieved the independence from the United Nations back in Terra (formerly known as Earth) not long ago, when nearly 90% of the population were martian born.

I hope you like it!
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NefariousDrO Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018
I've been fascinated with the idea of terraforming Mars ever since the 1980's as I moved from reading Science Fiction to reading more actual science. The interesting thing to me is that the quickest way to get the needed water to Mars still seems like a comet or two, but how do you drop them onto a planet that has a resident population?
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Expect-Delays Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done.
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SalesWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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rajavlitra Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Student General Artist
are those oceans drinkable?
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SalesWorlds Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah! They are being made with ice from the Asteroid belt and the few remaining in the north pole which showed low salinity.
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AlexanderAbelard Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Really? I've heard that Mars's soil is perchlorate and salt that would contaminate any water that accumulated on the surface.
Also, why such a low sea level for Hellas Planitia?
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SalesWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't know about the perchlorate. They would need some sort of water purification machinery then.

The sea level in the Hellas Planitia is still increasing. It is the largest impact structure on the planet and the altitude difference between the rim and the bottom is 9 000 m, so it's taking a long time to fill it.
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AlexanderAbelard Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Okay. But if there's liquid water on the surface then presumably the atmosphere has been fettled to be thicker and warmer. If so, why are the dry ice caps in tact?
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SalesWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
it is now thought that both polar caps are made mostly of water ice. Both poles have a thin seasonal covering of CO2 that in this map no longer exists. So, I thought of leaving the poles as they are today. Although the temperature has risen, in the poles is still below zero. Anyway, my intention is not to make an alternative future history 100% accurate, but thanks for your tips.
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AlexanderAbelard Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
That makes good sense, thanks.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017
Amazing overview!!
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SalesWorlds Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! I'm glad you like it.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017
Yes this picture is one of those I can watch for long to look at every detail^^
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VasekShepard Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
Nice! 
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SalesWorlds Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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