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17th Aug '16 5:10:15 AM MrCandle
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*** Things are ''much'' worse than just that. The prefered way to explain why the Venusian surface is young in astronomical terms (a few hundred million years) is that periodically Venus' mantle gets so hot that lava flows from there cover most if not all the planet, until it cools down enough to re-start the cycle[[note]]On Earth plate tectonics allows internal heat to escape, so these things do not happen. At least [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberian_Traps not that way]][[/note]]. Oh, and remember that volcanic eruptions mean more carbon dioxide and (for some time) water in the atmosphere and that the Sun gets more luminous as it ages, thus things can only become nastier there. ButWaitTheresMore: in the early days of the Solar System, assuming Venus was as water-rich as Earth, when the greenhouse effect started all that water would have gone to the atmosphere and, before being destroyed by the Sun's ultraviolet radiation, would have strengthened so much the greenhouse effect than the planet's surface would have been an ocean of lava, with surface temperatures on the order of more than one thousand degrees. This short of an atmospheric pressure several times the one ''currently there.''

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*** Things are ''much'' worse than just that. The prefered preferred way to explain why the Venusian surface is young in astronomical terms (a few hundred million years) is that periodically Venus' mantle gets so hot that lava flows from there cover most if not all the planet, until it cools down enough to re-start the cycle[[note]]On Earth plate tectonics allows internal heat to escape, so these things do not happen. At least [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberian_Traps not that way]][[/note]]. Oh, and remember that volcanic eruptions mean more carbon dioxide and (for some time) water in the atmosphere and that the Sun gets more luminous as it ages, thus things can only become nastier there. ButWaitTheresMore: in the early days of the Solar System, assuming Venus was as water-rich as Earth, when the greenhouse effect started all that water would have gone to the atmosphere and, before being destroyed by the Sun's ultraviolet radiation, would have strengthened so much the greenhouse effect than the planet's surface would have been an ocean of lava, with surface temperatures on the order of more than one thousand degrees. This short of an atmospheric pressure several times the one ''currently there.''



** Ceres might be the most feasible colonization target in the solar system. While further from the Sun than Mars, and therefore colder, it's still close enough for efficient solar panels and for photosynthesis (in a greenhouse) to be possible. It's size (it's much smaller than the Moon, but large enough for gravity to make it roughly spherical), very shallow gravity well, and lack of atmosphere make landing on it much less tricky than landing on either the Moon or Mars. Water (in the form of ice) is also believed to be much more readily available on Ceres than it is on either the Moon or Mars. The launch windows for a Earth-Ceres Hohmann transfer orbit also occur more frequently than they do for an Earth-Mars Hohmann transfer orbit.

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** Ceres might be the most feasible colonization target in the solar system. While further from the Sun than Mars, and therefore colder, it's still close enough for efficient solar panels and for photosynthesis (in a greenhouse) to be possible. It's Its size (it's much smaller than the Moon, but large enough for gravity to make it roughly spherical), very shallow gravity well, and lack of atmosphere make landing on it much less tricky than landing on either the Moon or Mars. Water (in the form of ice) is also believed to be much more readily available on Ceres than it is on either the Moon or Mars. The launch windows for a Earth-Ceres Hohmann transfer orbit also occur more frequently than they do for an Earth-Mars Hohmann transfer orbit.
12th Aug '16 10:05:18 AM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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-->'''Spiff''': But aside from that, it's not much like Earth.
11th Aug '16 3:24:54 PM Ikibrod9000
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* Ktrit in ''Literature/JunctionPoint''. Its surface gravity is five times that of Earth, and it's a tidally locked planet, meaning that one side is wracked by a perpetual storm that often affects the other depending on the season. Temperatures run from tropical to water-boiling.
10th Aug '16 6:25:21 PM zarpaulus
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* Plenty of planets that [[NewspaperComic/CalvinAndHobbes Spaceman Spiff]] visits.

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* Plenty of planets that [[NewspaperComic/CalvinAndHobbes Spaceman Spiff]] visits. Hostile fauna, scorching suns, and alkaline lakes are common features.
10th Aug '16 4:05:04 PM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* Plenty of planets that [[NewspaperComic/CalvinAndHobbes Spaceman Spiff]] visits.
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9th Aug '16 3:18:48 PM Masterweaver
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** Even before that, the show is littered with examples of dangerous locations. The series premiere had the characters go into a forest that utterly terrified them, where they encountered two mythical monsters and a collapsing cliff. We later get to see a hydra and dragons on two seperate occasions, which the ponies just run from, and an ExplosiveBreeder ExtremeOmnivore that literally destroyed the town. This is all in ''season one.'' Later seasons establish that the BigGood of the series personally fought and imprisoned four separate villains that the heroes later had to deal with, the existence of a hive of g-rated succubi, and the fact that the country was founded when the ponies were driven out of their original home by hate-eating ice spirits causing an eternal winter.

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** Even before that, the show is littered with examples of dangerous locations. The series premiere had the characters go into a forest that utterly terrified them, where they encountered two mythical monsters and a collapsing cliff. We later get to see a hydra and dragons on two seperate occasions, which the ponies just run from, a house-sized [[spoiler:baby]] starbear, a race of goblin-like canines who attempt to enslave a main character, a cockatrice that petrifies a heroine and is implied to be fully willing to do so to [[WouldHurtAChild children]], and an ExplosiveBreeder ExtremeOmnivore that literally destroyed the town. This is all in ''season one.'' Later seasons sport regular encounters with strange monsters outside civilized borders, establish that the BigGood of the series personally fought and imprisoned four separate villains that the heroes later had to deal with, reveal the existence of a hive of g-rated succubi, and explain their christmas equivalent is based on the fact that the country was founded when the ponies were driven out of their original home by hate-eating ice spirits causing an eternal winter.winter. Basically, the only reason Equestria isn't a death world now is, quite literally, because of the PowerOfFriendship.
9th Aug '16 3:04:01 PM Masterweaver
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** Even before that, the show is littered with examples of dangerous locations. The series premiere had the characters go into a forest that utterly terrified them, where they encountered two mythical monsters and a collapsing cliff. We later get to see a hydra and dragons on two seperate occasions, which the ponies just run from, and an ExplosiveBreeder ExtremeOmnivore that literally destroyed the town. This is all in ''season one.'' Later seasons establish that the BigGood of the series personally fought and imprisoned four separate villains that the heroes later had to deal with, the existence of a hive of g-rated succubi, and the fact that the country was founded when the ponies were driven out of their original home by hate-eating ice spirits causing an eternal winter.
5th Aug '16 4:44:57 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* Japan, thanks to the luck of being in the middle of not two, nor three, but ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boso_Triple_Junction four]]'' separate continental plates mashing into eachother, causing constant earthquakes and tsunamis.

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* Japan, thanks to the luck of being in the middle of not two, nor three, but ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boso_Triple_Junction four]]'' separate continental plates mashing into eachother, each other, causing constant earthquakes and tsunamis.
4th Aug '16 6:12:56 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The world of Balaho from Franchise/{{Halo}} has an atmosphere of methane, suffers from two winters, and is subject to random geysers of fire popping out of the ground. Disease is also rampant, forcing the inhabitants to burn the bodies of their relatives as basically an everyday chore. Considering that this is the Grunt homeworld, you'd think they'd be a bit tougher for all this. Though there are many hints that they are actually pretty dangerous in their native environment; the fact that they have to wear heavy and fragile environmental suits anywhere else drops their combat effectiveness to basically zero.

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* The world of Balaho from Franchise/{{Halo}} ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' has an atmosphere of methane, suffers from two winters, and is subject to random geysers of fire popping out of the ground. Disease is also rampant, forcing the inhabitants to burn the bodies of their relatives as basically an everyday chore. Considering that this is the Grunt ''[[CannonFodder Grunt]]'' homeworld, you'd think they'd be a bit tougher for all this. Though there are many hints That said, it's implied that they most of Balaho's troubles are the result of a relatively recent environmental collapse caused by over-industrialization, and the Grunts themselves are actually pretty dangerous in their native environment; the fact strong and tough compared to regular humans; it's just that they're overshadowed by other Covenant species who are even stronger and tougher than them, not to mention that they have to wear heavy and fragile environmental suits anywhere else drops just to survive outside of their combat effectiveness to basically zero.homeworld.
2nd Aug '16 2:00:29 PM GahmahRaan
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** Aside from the various spires and cliff faces, Shantipole from "Wings of the Master" is mostly survivable on the surface. However, it's a one-way trip for most starship pilots, as the planet's atmosphere shorts out all of the ship's systems upon entry, causing it to crash into one of the aforementioned cliffs. This planet was also where the B-Wing prototype developed, as not did the planet make it easier for Quarrie to operate under the Empire's radar, he reasoned that if a ship could fly on Shantipole, it could fly anywhere.

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** Aside from the various spires and cliff faces, Shantipole from "Wings of the Master" is mostly survivable on the surface. However, it's a one-way trip for most starship pilots, as the planet's atmosphere shorts out all of the ship's systems upon entry, causing it to crash into one of the aforementioned cliffs.cliffs ([[DerelictGraveyard are there are a lot of ships there]]). This planet was also where the B-Wing prototype developed, as not did the planet make it easier for Quarrie to operate under the Empire's radar, he reasoned that if a ship could fly on Shantipole, it could fly anywhere.
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