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How Humans Could Live on Saturn's Moon Titan (Infographic)

Conditions on Saturn's moon Titan.
Titan is probably the least inhospitable place in the outer solar system, but remember to bring oxygen and warm clothing. (Image credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

Titan, the cloudy moon of Saturn, is one of the least hostile places (for humans) in the outer solar system. It has lakes of liquid methane, and even weather.

 

Titan has no water, but some scientists wonder if life based on methane might live on Titan.

 

Titan has a dense atmosphere of 95 percent nitrogen and 5 percent methane at 1.5 times the air pressure on Earth. Titan’s atmosphere is unbreathable, but if you were standing on Titan you would not need a pressurized space suit, only a breathing mask and protection from the cold. [See amazing photos of Titan]

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Karl Tate
Karl Tate

Karl's association with Space.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. From 2010 to 2016, Karl worked as an infographics specialist across all editorial properties of Purch (formerly known as TechMediaNetwork).  Before joining Space.com, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University and now works as a freelance graphic designer in New York City.