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Forget Mars, Let's Do Titan

It already has enough atmosphere
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Lets ignore Mars & go for Titan, a little more gravity than the Moon & (density wise) a lot more atmosphere than Earth.

Looks a lot easier to work with than anywhere else in the solar system.

Surface gravity = 1.352 m/s2 (0.138 g)

Surface pressure (atmosphere) = 146.7 kPa (1.45 atm)

Temperature -179.5 °C.

The atmosphere includes 97% Nitrogen (N) & 0.1% Hydrogen (H) with trace amounts of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) & Carbon Monoxide (CO) & the surface is mostly made of water ice (H2O).

Basically all the elements we need to work with for breathable air, water (H2O) & to grow plants (Oxygen, Carbon, Nitrogen etc) are there in abundance.

The temperature may be a little chilly but it's not like Mars (mean temperature of -63 °C falling as low as -143 °C) is particularly warm & balmy either.

Overall, Titan clearly wins hands down.

Skewed, Sep 19 2019

Titan https://en.wikipedi...g/wiki/Titan_(moon)
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Mars https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars
[Skewed, Sep 19 2019]

My favorite Huygens descent visualization https://www.youtube...watch?v=QbmcoL3OqPk
Coincidentally the same length as the above video (or maybe not, because they were animated by the same person). No narration, just the music of the pictures being taken, along with visualization of the same, plus dashboard and schematic animation of EDL. [notexactly, Sep 26 2019]

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       //Temperature -179.5 °C// You're gonna need a bigger coat.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 19 2019
  

       We were planning on taking plenty of loft insulation, & spending most of our time indoors.
Skewed, Sep 19 2019
  

       Will there not be concerns about Global Warming ?   

       Like, "It's bloody parky, how can we heat this place up really quickly ? "
8th of 7, Sep 19 2019
  

       //how can we heat this place up really quickly//   

       With all that Nitrogen lying around I'm sure you have a few suggestions [8th].
Skewed, Sep 19 2019
  

       Deuterium and Lithium would be more useful.
8th of 7, Sep 19 2019
  

       I'm sure they are.   

       But if you can't be with the one you love..   

       Quantity can do a good impression of quality in a pinch.. sometimes, in the right light, if you don't look at it too closely.. just don't go to Specsavers OK.
Skewed, Sep 19 2019
  

       Mao Zedong is quoted as saying "Quantity has a quality all of its own", although he said it in Chinese so it may have been something completely different ...
8th of 7, Sep 19 2019
  

       Maybe we can plan it all out with Kerbal Space Program 2...
RayfordSteele, Sep 20 2019
  

       + because, space colonization idea.   

       Does its orbit carry it into the shadow of Saturn?
doctorremulac3, Sep 20 2019
  

       //Does its orbit carry it into the shadow of Saturn?//   

       Probably, but it's a 16 day orbit & the shadow cone is pretty thin at the edge of the rings (where Titan orbits) so any time spent in the shadow of Saturn will pretty much just be a long night.
Skewed, Sep 20 2019
  
      
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