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Can human habitation adapt on other planets or satellites?  Is there such technology...

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myfavouritehero | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:22 AM via web

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Can human habitation adapt on other planets or satellites?  Is there such technology by which we can create an atmosphere for us if we can live on planets with air?

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bandmanjoe | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted May 30, 2012 at 7:23 PM (Answer #1)

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There is nothing of a planetary nature that exists that I am aware of.  Currently, all atmospheric conditions would be produced by artificial means, such as a scuba diver taking a tank of pressurized air with him/her for the purpose of breathing underneath the oceans surface.  On Earth, the atmosphere is 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% water vapor, carbon dioxide, and other trace gases.  The thing that produces oxygen here on Earth is the plants and green plant-like organisms.  They release oxygen as a waste product as they conduct photosynthesis, a process that makes glucose out of sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water.  It would be possible to colonize a planet, maybe, that did not have oxygen in its atmosphere, as long as there were enough green plants and light from the sun to facilitate the process of photosynthesis.  It would take a while, though, to achieve total planetary balance like it is here on Earth.


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astrosonu | Student | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 24, 2012 at 10:54 AM (Answer #3)

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Hello! Earth is the only planet to live or you go to hell!


OK! If you really want to know than I think.......


we can explode many carbon dioxide bombs and plant the trees, after doing so I think there will be the atmosphere to live.


What do you think?

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