If the earth suddenly becomes uninhabited, a NASA engineer named Janel Wellons has a suggestion. She believes that humanity should seriously consider establishing Titan – the satellite of Saturn – for various reasons. Among them, for example, is the ability to fly, simply by flapping wings, laying on hands.
"Titan has a dense atmosphere that could protect us from cosmic rays," Wellons wrote in Reddit. – It is so close that we can actually attach wings to our hands and fly on this moon. I think this is a great place to live. & # 39;
Wellon's comments appeared in the Reddit correspondence, where NASA engineers, scientists, and pilots answered questions from internet users. One of the portal's subscribers asked where the team would advise to move if the earth suddenly became uninhabitable, and Wellon expressed its version and noted that this is "a more interesting answer compared to the standard version in the form of Mars or the Mars Moon".
The atmosphere of the Titan is foggy, making the surface difficult to see. Cassini helped to do this by taking a photo in the near infrared range / © NASA / JPL / University of Arizona / University of Idaho
"What about considering moving to one of the water worlds in the solar system – Titan," she wrote. "Titan is Saturn's largest satellite, even larger than Mercury, so I think we can use it."
Despite Wellon's enthusiasm, Titan has clear shortcomings. Thus, it receives only about one percent of the total sunlight that the earth receives, and according to a NASA survey, the highest temperature on the satellite surface reaches only minus 180 degrees Celsius.
"Speaking of superficial conditions, they're not as loud as you might think," Wellon said. – Titan is the only place, except the earth, where there are liquids in the form of lakes and seas on the surface. These liquids are made from methane, but if you have the right protective equipment, you can theoretically swim without damage! "