Simulation results


These simulations were performed using Terraformer 0.1 beta.

Simulation 1
Increase the gravity of Mars enough to retain Hydrogen.
Details
Add the following high-density masses to Mars -
Planets: Mercury.
Moons: Adrastea, Aitne, Ananke, Arche, Atlas, Callirrhoe, Carpo, Cordelia, Cyllene, Elara, Euanthe, Euporie, Europa, Eurydome, Harpalyke, Hegemone, Io, Isonoe, Kale, Kallichore, Leda, Mneme, Ophelia, Pasiphae, Pasithee, S/2003 J2, S/2003 J3, S/2003 J4, S/2003 J9, S/2003 J10, S/2003 J12, S/2003 J14, S/2003 J15, S/2003 J16, S/2003 J17, S/2003 J18, S/2003 J19, S/2003 J23, Sponde, Thebe, Thelxinoe.
Asteroids: 2 Pallas, 3 Juno, 4 Vesta, 6 Hebe, 20 Massalia, 804 Hispania, 951 Gaspra.
Results
The gravity of Mars increased from 3.76 m/s2 to a maximum of 4.701 m/s2. The H-value, the ability of a planet to retain Hydrogen, increased from 0.254 to a maximum of 0.374. These stages required a minimum energy of 3.6105x1032 J. There's not enough high-density mass remaining in the solar system to sufficiently increase the gravity of Mars to retain Hydrogen.
Conclusion Failure

Simulation 2
Increase the gravity of Venus enough to retain Hydrogen.
Details
Add the following high-density masses to Venus -
Planets: Mercury.
Moons: Adrastea, Atlas, Callirrhoe, Cordelia, Cyllene, Elara, Euporie, Io, Kale, Kallichore, Leda, Mneme, Pasiphae, Pasithee, S/2003 J2, S/2003 J3, S/2003 J4, S/2003 J10, S/2003 J14, S/2003 J15, S/2003 J16, S/2003 J17, S/2003 J18, S/2003 J19, S/2003 J23, Sponde, Thelxinoe.
Asteroids: 2 Pallas, 3 Juno, 4 Vesta, 6 Hebe, 804 Hispania, 951 Gaspra.
Results
The gravity of Venus increased from 8.87 m/s2 to a maximum of 9.081 m/s2. The H-value increased from 0.779 to a maximum of 0.821. These stages required a minimum energy of 2.0168x1032 J. Although there is high-density mass available Venus is too close to the Sun to retain Hydrogen.
Conclusion Failure

Simulation 3
Relocate Venus to an Earth orbit, with an orbital period of 3.15572x107 s and eccentricity of 0.000.
Results
The H-value increased from 0.779 to 0.918. This stage required a minimum energy of 8.2587x1032 J. In an Earth orbit, Venus still lacks sufficient gravity to retain Hydrogen.
Conclusion Failure

Simulation 4
Add Mercury to Venus then relocated to an Earth orbit, with an orbital period of 3.15572x107 s and eccentricity of 0.000.
Results
The H-value increased from 0.779 to 0.960. These stages required a minimum energy of 1.0537x1033 J. In an Earth orbit, Venus and Mercury combined, lack sufficient gravity to retain Hydrogen.
Conclusion Failure

Simulation 5
Relocate Venus to an Earth orbit, with an orbital period of 3.15572x107 s and eccentricity of 0.000, then add Mercury.
Results
Results are identical to simulation 4.
Conclusion There is no energy saving when the order of these stages are changed

Simulation 6
Relocate Venus to an Earth orbit, with an orbital period of 3.15572x107 s and eccentricity of 0.000, then add high-density mass to retain Hydrogen.
Details
Add the following high-density masses to Venus -
Planets: Mercury.
Moons: Adrastea, Atlas, Callirrhoe, Cordelia, Cyllene, Elara, Euporie, Io, Kale, Kallichore, Leda, Mneme, Pasiphae, Pasithee, S/2003 J2, S/2003 J3, S/2003 J4, S/2003 J10, S/2003 J14, S/2003 J15, S/2003 J16, S/2003 J17, S/2003 J18, S/2003 J19, S/2003 J23, Sponde, Thelxinoe.
Asteroids: 2 Pallas, 3 Juno, 4 Vesta, 6 Hebe, 804 Hispania, 951 Gaspra.
Results
The gravity of Venus increased from 8.87 m/s2 to a maximum of 9.081 m/s2. The H-value increased from 0.779 to a maximum of 0.969. These stages required a minimum energy of 1.0986x1033 J. The combined mass is still too close to the sun to retain Hydrogen.
Conclusion Failure

Simulation 7
Relocate Venus to a Martian orbit to retain Hydrogen.
Details
Relocate Venus to a Martian orbit, with an orbital period of 5.935333x107 s and eccentricity of 0.000.
Results
The H-value increased from 0.779 to 1.134. The surface temperature decreased from 737 to 507.7 K. There was no change in atmospheric mass. The cooler atmosphere contracts, increasing atmospheric pressure from 90.86 to 90.99 Atmospheres. UV levels decreased from 7.6446 to 1.723 Earth-standards. This stage required a minimum energy of 1.5681x1033 J.
Conclusion Progress

Simulation 8
Relocate Earth to a Martian orbit, with an orbital period of 5.935333x107 s and eccentricity of 0.0166732, to see what happens.
Results
The H-value increased from 1.062 to 1.310. UV levels decreased from 1.0000 to 0.4307 Earth-standards. Atmospheric temperature decreased from 287.7 to 215.8 K. Atmospheric pressure decreased from 1.000 to 0.988 Atmospheres. The significant drop in temperature froze the oceans and killed off all life on the planet! An Earth-like planet in a Martian orbit can't support life.
Conclusion Failure

Simulation 9
Repeat simulation 8 with an albedo of 0.000.
Results
The H-value increased from 1.062 to 1.310. UV levels decreased from 1.0000 to 0.4307 Earth-standards. Atmospheric temperature decreased from 287.7 to 237.4 K. Atmospheric pressure decreased from 1.000 to 0.988 Atmospheres. The significant drop in temperature froze the oceans and killed off all life on the planet! An Earth-sized planet in a Martian orbit can't support life.
Conclusion Failure

Simulation 10
Relocate Venus to an orbit between Earth and Mars, add mass to increase gravity, then caeliform.
Details
Add Mercury to Venus.
Relocate Venus to an orbit between Earth and Mars, with an orbital period of 3.475x107 s and eccentricity of 0.000.
Add the following high-density masses to Venus -
Moons: Adrastea, Atlas, Callirrhoe, Cordelia, Cyllene, Elara, Euporie, Io, Kale, Kallichore, Leda, Mneme, Pasiphae, Pasithee, S/2003 J2, S/2003 J3, S/2003 J4, S/2003 J10, S/2003 J14, S/2003 J15, S/2003 J16, S/2003 J17, S/2003 J18, S/2003 J19, S/2003 J23, Sponde, Thelxinoe.
Asteroids: 2 Pallas, 3 Juno, 4 Vesta, 6 Hebe, 804 Hispania, 951 Gaspra.
Convert 1.7x1018 Kg of CO2 to Carbon powder and Oxygen gas.
Store all atmospheric SO2.
Store 4.617x1020 Kg of CO2.
Reduce the albedo of Venus to 0.03
Store 6.5x1018 Kg of N2
Store all atmospheric Hydrogen chloride
Store all atmospheric Hydrogen fluoride
Results
The gravity of Venus increased from 8.87 m/s2 to a maximum of 9.07827 m/s2. The H-value increased from 0.779 to 1.000. The surface temperature decreased from 737 to 273.8 K. Planetary mass increased from 4.8685x1024 to 5.28868x1024. Atmospheric mass decreased from 4.7429x1020 to 5.504094x1018. Atmospheric pressure decreased from 90.80 to 1.0097 Atmospheres. UV levels decreased from 7.6446 to 0.8495 Earth-standards.
Final atmospheric composition:
78.8% N2
20.2% O2
0.5% CO2
0.4% Ar
Trace: He (688ppm), Ne (287 ppm), H2O (36 ppm), O3 (0.4 ppm).
These stages required a minimum energy of 1.244553x1033 J.
Conclusion Progress

Simulation 11
Repeat simulation 10, then seed Venus with Bacteria.
Details
Repeat the stages of simulation 10, then seed Venus with bacteria.
Results
Comparing simulation 10 results to simulation 11 results. The surface temperature increased from 273.8 to 273.9 K. Atmospheric mass increased from 5.504094x1018 to 5.504127x1018.
Final atmospheric composition:
78.8% N2
20.2% O2
0.5% CO2
0.4% Ar
Trace: He (688ppm), Ne (287 ppm), H2O (36 ppm), CH4 (4.8ppm), O3 (0.4 ppm).
These stages required a minimum energy of 1.244553x1033 J.
Conclusion Success

Note:
Simplying adding mass to a planet will not necessarily increase its gravity. Only the addition of high-density mass will increase the gravity of a planet, low-density mass will actually decrease gravity. The density of a mass must be considered before adding it to a planet.