Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum

Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum (
-   Science and Technology (
-   -   Saturn's moon Rhea may have a breathable atmosphere (

Human No More 11-26-2010 03:25 AM

Saturn's moon Rhea may have a breathable atmosphere
Saturn's moon Rhea may have a breathable atmosphere

Epic :D

Hopefully, this will improve space travel in the near future, if we could get a probe there to confirm it, then maybe even people :)

Spock 11-26-2010 04:39 AM

Wow, exciting. This came right out of the blue. I wonder where this will go?

R-D-A 11-27-2010 11:20 AM

Wow I didnt see that coming! Saturn's moons have the golden touch :P Wonder if we could survive. Though I expect it is too cold :P

Human No More 11-27-2010 01:30 PM

Too cold to walk around, certainly (-220 to -174 degrees celsius :P ), although the main problem is that the gravity is only 0.26m/s^2 (Earth is 9.8m/s^2 :P )

Sight Unseen 11-28-2010 02:56 AM

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. :D

Dreaming Of Pandora 12-02-2010 02:36 PM

From a more accurate source:

The NASA spacecraft found that the atmosphere is very thin, with the oxygen in the atmosphere reported to be about five trillion times less than the oxygen within Earth’s atmosphere.
Image of the Day: Saturn's Moon, Rhea -1st Alien World Discovered to Have an Oxygen Atmosphere Oxygen

joeylovesgaia 12-04-2010 03:55 AM

No native sapients there, right? :P

Human No More 12-04-2010 12:29 PM

Not that we know of :(

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
All images and clips of Avatar are the exclusive property of 20th Century Fox.