For many years, the planets, where earthlings could continue their civilization, were the Moon and Mars.
Among the specialists of NASA, dealing with the problem of space colonization, a division into “Martian” and “Titanic” arose. The latter are trying to prove that Titan (the satellite of Saturn) is the most suitable heavenly body for the earth-colonists. “Titanic” demands to direct the financial and intellectual capabilities of the National Aerospace Agency of the United States for the arrangement of the first cosmopolitan settlement on Titan.
For many years it was believed that the planets, where the earthlings could continue their civilization, were considered the Moon and Mars. But the other day a group of NASA specialists came up with a proposal to “look” at Titan. Projects for the exploration of Mars are doomed to failure, “Titanic” assurances, – but the colonization of Saturn’s largest satellite is a very real task. And to that there are several proofs.
Atmosphere. On Titan there is a dense atmosphere (which is not on the Moon and Mars), reliably covering the celestial body from sudden temperature changes and destructive radiation. The Earthman on Titan can only walk in warm clothes and an oxygen mask. And for a “walk” on Mars the inhabitant of the Earth will need an expensive powerful space suit.
Water. On Mars water does not have large amounts of water, the only option for survival for humans, animals and plants is the delivery of moisture from the Earth. But in the depths of Titan there are endless water reserves. Storm the well – and use it. We add that the hydrocarbon surface of Titan contributes to the “production” of metal and even wooden parts.
One only embarrasses the “Titanic”. Fly to Titan – much longer than to Mars or, even more so, the moon. But if scientists manage to increase the speed of intergalactic ships, then Titan, located from the Earth in 5-7 years of flight, will become more accessible and promising for people