This Is How You Will Possibly Die On Different Worlds

Here on Earth, we are quite safe. We have the right kind of air to breathe, right amount of precipitation and above all, an ozone layer to protect us from harmful radiations of Sun. Life blooms on Earth. But is our solar system friendly or hostile? What will happen if you step on different worlds? For how long can we survive on other planets and their moons. Let us analyse.


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Mercury is the closest and the tiniest planet orbiting the Sun. It is so small that it cannot even hold its own atmosphere. As a result, the planet experiences extremes of temperature. The day temperature is as high as 400°C. With no air to breathe and furnace like conditions, your body will be blistered with the 400°C heat wave in less than 20 seconds.


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The Roman God of love is an example of a place where global warming went wild. Unlike Mercury, Venus has an atmosphere but it is 96% carbon dioxide. The planet hardly experiences any fluctuations in day and night temperature. Precipitation is in the form of sulphuric acid. At 450°C, Venus is the hottest planet. The surface has lava flowing on it and is covered with active volcanoes. You will literally melt away in this lava at 450°C and die of carbon dioxide choking and severe poisoning.


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The Roman God of War seems a bit friendly as compared to the planets we have seen so far. The temperature is -55°C. The problem here is the atmospheric conditions. Because of the low atmospheric pressure, exposed bodily fluids such as tears and saliva will boil away. The atmosphere is quite dusty and contains 96% carbon dioxide. Exposure to such a high level of this gas will cause permanent brain injuries and poisoning.


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Jupiter is the largest planet of our solar system. So large that if it were just 13.8 times larger, it would have become a star! Human life is next to impossible on this gas giant. First of all, there is no solid surface to land on. The entire planet is made of gas. Secondly, being so large, the atmospheric pressure is tremendously large. You'll be crushed to the size of a peanut on this planet.


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Io is one of the 79 moons of Jupiter. It has a solid surface to land on. phew! But Io is the most geologically active body of the solar system. It has 400 active volcanoes. The atmosphere has 90% sulphur dioxide in air which will cause severe irritation in your eyes. You'll die, no doubt, in about 10 seconds due to the hostile atmospheric conditions.


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Just like Jupiter, Saturn is a gas giant devoid of any solid surface to land on. The Lord of the Rings has 96% hydrogen in its atmosphere. Your skin will immediately turn blue and you'll be torn apart by the turbulent atmospheric conditions in no time.


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Image: NASA

Titan is the largest moon of Saturn. Everything is fine here. Thick atmosphere, optimum air pressure and a solid surface to land on. The problem, however, is the 96% nitrogen in the atmosphere. Death will be peaceful here. You'll never know when you'll die as you won't suffocate in nitrogen. It will be the lack of oxygen that will kill you.


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Image: NASA

Looks can be deceitful and Saturn's moon Enceledus is the best example. Due to its solid surface, it appears to be habitable. The problem is the temperature which is -198°C. You'll die of biting cold and lack of atmospheric pressure.


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Even if you find the way to survive the biting cold -200°C, the enormous pressure of atmosphere won't be bearable. With no solid surface, death on Uranus will be instant and you'll be crushed by the enormous atmospheric pressure.


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Just like other gas giants, in a second you'll be blown away on the windiest planet of the solar system. Winds reach the supersonic flow of 2,200 Km/hr. Also, it is as cold as -200°C. Yeah, instant death.

Human survival is next to impossible on other planets in the decades to come. Why not save our own planet, our own home, because....

The Earth is, what we all have in common!



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