Saturn's moon Rhea may have a breathable atmosphere - Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum
Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum
Go Back   Tree of Souls - An Avatar Community Forum » General Forums » Science and Technology

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-26-2010, 04:25 AM
Human No More's Avatar
Toruk Makto, Admin
Human No More has no status.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: In a datacentre
Posts: 11,751
Default Saturn's moon Rhea may have a breathable atmosphere

Saturn's moon Rhea may have a breathable atmosphere

Epic

Hopefully, this will improve space travel in the near future, if we could get a probe there to confirm it, then maybe even people
__________________
...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-26-2010, 05:39 AM
Spock's Avatar
Ikran Makto
Spock is hopeful.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
Posts: 886
Default

Wow, exciting. This came right out of the blue. I wonder where this will go?
__________________
Live long and prosper
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-27-2010, 12:20 PM
R-D-A's Avatar
Pa'li Makto
R-D-A has space fleets at the ready
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Heraklion, Hellenic Republic
Posts: 329
Default

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

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-27-2010, 02:30 PM
Human No More's Avatar
Toruk Makto, Admin
Human No More has no status.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: In a datacentre
Posts: 11,751
Default

Too cold to walk around, certainly (-220 to -174 degrees celsius ), although the main problem is that the gravity is only 0.26m/s^2 (Earth is 9.8m/s^2 )
__________________
...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-28-2010, 03:56 AM
Sight Unseen's Avatar
Karyu
Sight Unseen is a perfectly ordinary magical unicorn.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Silicon Valley
Posts: 1,374
Default

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.

Last edited by Sight Unseen; 11-28-2010 at 04:00 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-02-2010, 03:36 PM
Dreaming Of Pandora's Avatar
Karyu
Dreaming Of Pandora Nostalgia++
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ireland
Posts: 1,381
Default

From a more accurate source:
Quote:
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
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-04-2010, 04:55 AM
Hapxtu
joeylovesgaia wants to get out to the real forest
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 150
Default

No native sapients there, right?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-04-2010, 01:29 PM
Human No More's Avatar
Toruk Makto, Admin
Human No More has no status.
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: In a datacentre
Posts: 11,751
Default

Not that we know of
__________________
...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



Visit our partner sites:

      pandoraworld.ru



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:32 PM.

Based on the Planet Earth theme by Themes by Design


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, 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.