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Colonizing Neptune System



Thalassa and Neptune, credit: image by NASA, source: http://www.nasa.gov


Neptune is the eight and the fartest out of the planets. It has one major moon called Triton as well as numerous smaller and asteroid-sized moons.




Neptune from Triton, credit: image by NASA, source: http://www.nasa.gov


Triton is a cold icy moon of about 2700 km by diameter. It has a tenous atmosphere composed mainly of nitrogen. It is also volcanically active and has nitrogen geysers.




Triton and Neptune, credit: image by NASA, source: http://www.nasa.gov


Bases and settlements will be built on Triton, and later also some domed crater ecospheres. The intensity of the gravity on Triton is about half that of Earth's Moon, so lifeforms of these ecospheres would be specially adapted to this low gravity, making them unique in their genre.




Astronauts on Triton


Most probably, Triton could not eventually be Terraformed because its gravity is too low and it is much too far from the Sun. Moreover, the amount of sunlight it receives is very small.




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