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Q&A Colonies on Jupiter

I'm making a series where a multi-purpose frigate travels to Jupiter in order to help in the Mars versus Jupiter war. However, I don't know what the colonies would look like. Maybe floating wit...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by CatSharkSnake‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by CatSharkSnake‭

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Q&A Could a city be built out of Balloons?

I would like to use this scenario in writing a book. Using only countless balloons that permanently hold hydrogen made from water could a city be built in the sky? Workers from the ground can rai...

8 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Muze the good Troll.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Muze the good Troll.‭

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Q&A What plant life and resources could humans consume if colonies were established on the ocean floor?

I'm interested in creating some construct of a society in the Twilight and Midnight zones of the ocean. By what means could they mine, farm, and trade in what is suppose to be a more futuristic so...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Francis Moon‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Francis Moon‭

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Q&A What is the minimum size of a self-sufficient industrial country?

Imagine there is a country in which there are all important natural resources (oil, gas, metal ores, wood, etc.) in their natural form and which lies in a temperate climate region. There may be som...

7 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Irigi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Irigi‭

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Q&A Earthborn Inferiority

I fear this may be too broad, but I am looking for reasons earthborn humans would be considered inferior to those born on various space colonies. For example, it is important to reference the disti...

24 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by A.G. Weyland‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by A.G. Weyland‭

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Q&A Where is the safest place to build a colony on the Moon?

I'm working on a universe which implies that humanity settled on the Moon. Knowing that we want to keep contact with the Earth (means we don't want to settle on the hidden face) and we want to avo...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Ephasme‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Ephasme‭

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Q&A How do I figure out how many people my domed city on a hostile planet can support?

I have a colony of humans on Mars, living in enclosed cities to maintain breathable air. (If they need to leave, they suit up.) Assuming modern-day technology, how do I figure out how many people...

6 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Animal like Pando

Pando is a system of clones, each clone is connected and genetically identical to the others and they all share the same roots. Pando is the heaviest and oldest living organism, with a size of 4...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by άλεξ μιζέρια‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by άλεξ μιζέρια‭

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Q&A Is this 3D Printing/ Molecular Bonding/ Reconstructing realistic?

First question of many here in my pursuit of grinding out my science fiction story. The problem at hand though involves how a multi-generational ship would survive 500 years hurtling through space,...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Blade Frank‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Blade Frank‭

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Q&A Oxygen - 100% plant-free!

Context for Question The colonisation of the planet [ INSERT NAME ] was an enormous social experiment performed by the Terran Planetary Science and Terraforming Council; this previously-barren wor...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by dw0391‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by dw0391‭

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Q&A Would a human individual adapt to a change in the day-night cycle?

I'm thinking on the colonizing of another planet by humans. The conditions of this planet are quite different from Earth, and particularly the day-night cycle is much larger. In my fictional plane...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Garoal‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Garoal‭

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Q&A Are infections necessary for human colonisation?

If a human colony is set up on another planet or moon, or in an orbiting habitat, most of the infectious diseases from Earth would not be present in the small initial population. Careful screening ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Architecture of richest person's house on the moon

Background Several hundred years from now, humans have successfully terraformed the Moon. It has become a fad for the rich and powerful to have exotic residences built in exotic locations. The ri...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Jim2B‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Jim2B‭

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Q&A How far underground could a human civilization be before it is unsustainable/inhospitable?

For a civilization like this, firstly, I would like to know what dangers there are, e.g: radiation, cave-ins, temperature. I also want to know about the sustainability of this colony, power I'd ima...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Orfby‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Orfby‭

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Q&A Cost of colony on Mars/Moon per metric ton

One possible approach how to estimate extend of space colonization is to define costs of it and then estimate the investments the governments and organizations would be willing to pay. In an excell...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Irigi‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by Irigi‭

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Q&A What is the soonest we could possibly have a self-sufficient base on Mars?

I'm interested in writing a story about inhabitants of a permanent base on Mars, a few decades after all life on earth has (presumably) been wiped out. Preferably, I'd like them to still be there, ...

7 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by overactor‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by overactor‭

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Q&A Can we breathe the moon's crust?

According to this answer to what the moon is made of, the moon's crust is, among other things, 43% oxygen. Assuming we were to go back to the moon within the next couple of years with the goal of ...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Kromey‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by Kromey‭

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Q&A Primary environmental concerns of a new coastal settlement

A group of settlers from a mid-renaissance era have setup an initial settlement along a coastline. Materials for shelter exist and fishing serves as the initial food source. What are the primary ...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Maximillian‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by Maximillian‭