Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, should be the next destination, a NASA scientist considers. Janelle Wellons, a NASA engineer, says we should think about settling on Titan, in case the Earth becomes inhabitable. She has a lost of reasons why we should consider this, one of them being that we would be able to fly with our own arms.
“[Titan] has a thick atmosphere that could help protect us from space radiation,” Wellons wrote on Reddit. “It is so dense that we could actually attach wings to our arms and fly on this moon. I don’t know, it just seems like an awesome place to live.”
Titan Is the Largest Moon of Saturn
During a Reddit appearance, NASA pilots, engineers, and scientists fielded questions from the public, and Wellon was part of it as well. She offered the answers above after one Redditor asked the team, in case Earth will no longer be the right place for humans to live, where should humanity consider moving?
The largest moon of Saturn, Titan, is considered by Janelle Wellon to be the answer to that question. And that is, undoubtedly, a more exciting answer than the standard Moon or Mars ones.
“How about we consider one of the water worlds in our solar system — Titan,” she wrote. “Titan is the largest moon of Saturn, larger than the planet Mercury even, so I think we could settle with plenty room,” Janelle Wellons added.
Despite its rough weather, Titan should be the next destination, the NASA engineer thinks
Even though Wellon is enthusiastic about this idea, Titan still has its definite downsides. Compared to the Earth, it only gets one percent of the sunlight our planet does and the freezing minus 292 degrees Fahrenheit is the maximum temperature the largest moon of Saturn can reach, according to NASA’s research.
However, Wellon does not lose hope. She wrote that even though you might think the conditions are rough, there are not that bad. Aside from Earth, the only other place where we can find liquids in the form of seas and lakes is Titan.
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