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How Do We Colonize Saturn’s Moons?

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With this knowledge has come multiple proposals that claim how Saturn’s moons should someday be colonized.

Much like the idea of colonizing the Moon, Mars, the moons of Jupiter, and other bodies in the Solar System, the idea of establishing colonies on Saturn’s moons has been explored extensively in science fiction.

In his novel 2312, humanity has colonized several of Saturn’s moons, which includes Titan and Iapetus.

Of Saturn’s largest moons, Mimas and Enceladus fall within this belt, while Dione, Rhea, Titan, and Iapetus all have orbits that place them from just outside of Saturn’s radiation belts to well beyond it.

Colonies on Saturn’s moons could also serve as bases for harvesting deuterium and helium-3 from Saturn’s atmosphere. Any plans to colonize Saturn’s moons would have to wait upon the creation of permanent bases on the Moon, Mars, the Asteroid Belt, and most likely the Jovian moons.

Given its abundant resources, and the opportunities it would present for exploring deeper into the Solar System, Saturn and its system of moons is nothing short of a major prize.

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Article originally posted at futurism.com

2 thoughts on “How Do We Colonize Saturn’s Moons?

    TJ Allcot

    (January 23, 2018 - 8:56 pm)

    Nice place to visit I’m sure but I’d be more interested in whether it was ‘cheaper’ to ship desired resources from there to wherever I wind up or if there are better choices elsewhere.

    Brian Ferguson

    (January 23, 2018 - 8:56 pm)

    What a bad idea.

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