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Old 11-28-2010, 02:56 AM
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Gas giants have massive radiation belts around them, so it's not a very good part of space to live in. If the radiation is strong enough there to liberate oxygen from water, anything living there would have to be surrounded by a meter of lead. However, living there would still be possible because water is excellent at blocking radiation. You would just have to live maybe 4 meters under the surface of the ice. Other than that, if you can solve the temperature problem and get food out there, a space colony would be very possible. At least they wouldn't ever run out of water.

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