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Mindhut's Guide to Settling Other Planets in Our System

By Chaunton Sep 4, 2013

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Venus

It might be better to settle a little farther from the sun, so it’s not so hot, right? Nope—because Venus has an atmosphere, it’s able to trap the sun’s heat pushing its temperatures even higher than those on Mercury. (Hot enough to sterilize—i.e. to wipe out every living cell.) Still, it’s a shorter trip, and you’ve already bought that 800o-resistant house, so maybe it’s still worth considering? It might be, if not for the fact that its atmosphere is pocketed with what amounts to sulfuric acid from the sky (which will also kill almost anything).

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