Re: Self-sustaining Mars colony?
Acceleration due to gravity on Mars = 3.71 m/sē; on Earth = 9.81 m/sē so more like 37.8% than 25%. The Mars Gravity Biosatellite Program
was intended to test the effects of such reduced gravity on mice but it didn't get funded. It's not at all certain that a linear interpolation between a 0g and 1g field would give an accurate prediction of the effects.
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