Earth is the only spot in our close planetary system where people can live without a spacesuit. So, in the event that we wandered outside the comfortable limits of our home, to what extent would we live on different planets? How’s life on other planets? So, fasten your seat belts and let’s begin our journey in search for our new home.
The Hot Dot
Mercury, the nearest planet to the Sun, is really not the hottest in the system, yet it has the most extreme of temperatures. Scientists once believed Mercury was tidally locked – meaning only one side of the planet faced the Sun which explains why one side is so hot while the other is so cold. But Mercury does rotate, just incredibly slow. At its current rotational speed, it takes around 176 Earth days to encounter one Mercurian day-night cycle. But we will die in two minutes due to burning up and freezing.
Not So Lovely
Mercury’s neighbor, Venus, is often thought of as Earth’s twin sister because of the planets’ similar size and composition. But, the grass isn’t greener on the other side because well there is no grass at all. The planet’s atmosphere, composed mainly of thick carbon dioxide, traps the Sun’s heat causing scorching surface temperatures higher than 470 degrees Celsius. The excess amount of CO2 molecules scatters the Sun’s light, staining the sky a reddish orange. You better take in that surprising view fast since it’s the exact opposite thing you’ll see since Venus will vaporize you in under one moment.
Mars is the number one contender for mankind’s future. Home and living there will truly blow your mind. Despite its flaming red color, Mars is not hot. The average annual temperature is minus 60 degrees Celsius with a low of minus 153 degrees. The air of Red Planet will leave you begging for a breath, and silica dust will start to cloud your lungs. Mars’s low atmospheric pressure will cause your organs to rupture within two minutes, resulting in a fast but painful death.
So Big So Empty
Jupiter is nice to look at but if you touch it, you’ll die. The gas goliath has no surface, so your body will plummet through cloud-like layers made up of hydrogen and helium. As you fall further, temperature and weight will rise. But you won’t feel anything because the pressure killed you in less than one second after arriving on the planet.
The Ring of Death
Saturn is another work of universal art. Driving across those rings would be like Rainbow Road in real life. Except not at all because Saturn’s rings aren’t solid. They’re made up of billions of particles that range in size and are almost entirely water ice. Furthermore, you likely won’t discover strong ground on the planet itself. Like Jupiter, the gassy piece of Saturn would swallow your inert body quicker than the tick of a clock.
The Humpty and Dumpty
Uranus and Neptune don’t offer any desire for survival either. And you did likely die of boredom on the way there, considering the billions of kilometers of travel anyway. The ice giants are comprised of for the most part whirling liquids. However, they get their blue tones from methane gas in their environments, which would make you choke. Over the dangerous gas, the extraordinary temperatures on the two planets would add to an almost moment demise.
Home Sweet Home
We are entirely fortunate to live on Earth. Our planet’s proximity to the Sun enables water to exist in liquid form, regulates temperatures and provides energy for photosynthesis. Earth’s atmosphere has a perfect mix of gases that allow us to breath and the planet’s relatively stable magnetic field keeps solar storms from frying us to a crisp. So, be thankful for our planet and treat her well, because no one wants to spend their entire life in a spacesuit.
Hope I have provided you some basic information’s on How’s life on other planets. You can enjoy our trip!!!
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