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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Cellular Respiration Machinery Required Photosynthesis Photosynthesis is an important process that humans and other animals depend on for oxygen and food source. Cyanobacteria are unicellular blue-green algae and can photosynthesize. Because cyanobacteria are prokaryotes, they do not have an inner membrane system or nuclei. Surprisingly, cyanobacteria have thylakoids embedded into the folds of the external membrane of the cyanobacteria, that functions in photosynthesis.Cyanobacteria will be sent up to Mars to be used as an oxygen source in the biodome. The cyanobacteria will be kept in a room in the biodome that has a tube that connects to the outside environment of mars because 95.32% of Mars atmosphere consists of carbon dioxide, which is a necessary component in photosynthesis. A tube will also connect to the inside of the biodome which will carry oxygen to the part of the biodome the organisms live. Cyanobacteria perform photosynthesis by first taking in solar energy using the bluish pigment called phycocyanin and use the light energy to fuel the light reactions. Light for this reaction will be provided by the lights placed on the ceiling of the biodome that are powered by solar energy panels. In the light reactions, energy is used to strip electrons such as hydrogen ions from water producing oxygen gas. These light reaction also produce NADPH and ATP which is needed in the second part of photosynthesis known as the dark reactions (light independent reactions). In the dark reactions, ATP and NADPH drive the reduction of carbon dioxide into more useful organic compounds such as glucose and other sugars. The cyanobacteria will be genetically engineered to be able to withstand the extremely cold temperatures, a longer lifespan, and to reproduce faster. Biodome The biodome will be made out of sturdy, light weight solar panels. These solar panels will catch solar energy which can be used to power the biodome and lights that powers photosynthesis. These solar panels will be insulated to keep a regular temperature of 21 degrees Celcius. The biodome will be made of the strongest but lightest metal that can protect the interior of the biodome from the outside environment of Mars. The biodome will be built on the equator of mars because this is where there will be more sunfor the solar paneled dome to catch. The biodome will continue down into the ground so that water can be extracted from the martian. Terraforming Mars
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