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Life on Titan

The Science channel has this show called Exodus Earth which features a different planet/moon as a possible settlement for earthlings (after we've fucked over our current dwelling).

I watched an episode on demand that describes one of Saturn's moons, Titan, as an "ideal" relocation spot.

Here is my list of pros and cons - you decide:

Pros
- On Titan, you would weigh 1/7th your current weight BUT have the same muscle strength.
- On Titan, you would be able to flap your wings and fly (see above for why).
- Titan's atmosphere is very similar to our own, in that it has loads of nitrogen
- There are water-geysers that freeze immediately after eruption. I consider this a pro because it would be pretty. Unless you got caught in one, then not so much.

Cons
- It rains liquid methane
- It is -300 F on Titan.
- Scientists think Titan's core is not connected to it's crust, that there is a water-like substance floating between. This means, the crust can move (imagine if your city, every 2-months moved 15 miles in either direction).
- When it rains liquid methane, it produces 50-60' waves.
- Did I mention it's -300 F
- There's no oxygen
- It takes six years to get there and you have to get through a 100-million mile long asteroid belt.

I was all anti-Titan because I do not like cold. Or liquid methane (I think, anyways). But due to the fact I could fly by flapping my wings, I am willing to reconsider my position. 

Comments

rozae
Jul. 7th, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
I always learn so much from your journal. I think I have said that before.

I could not live on Titan because it is far too cold. Lacey also would not want to live there because it is far too cold. Because we both agree on this, obviously Titan is truly far too cold.

What was the show's best option CLOSER to the sun?
rinalia
Jul. 9th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
Hey, thanks! :)

Liquid methane and being frozen are two big reasons why I just cannot fathom living there.

I'll have to watch the other shows - I'll let you know!

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