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->''"This is Eric Royce talking. Of the 19 men and women who have set foot upon the planet Mars, six will return. There's no longer a question of murder but of an alien, an elemental life force, a planet so cruel, so hostile, that Man may find it necessary to bypass it in his endeavor to explore and understand the universe. Another name for Mars is Death."''
-->--'''Eric Royce''', ''Film/ItTheTerrorFromBeyondSpace''

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->One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its black gates are guarded by more than just orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep and a great eye that is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust. The very air you breathe is a poisonous fume. Not with ten thousand men could you do this. It is folly.
-->-- '''Boromir''', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheFellowshipOfTheRing''

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->'''Lana:''' Deserts and life do ''not'' cooperate. Sandstorms, monsters, wind-
->'''Cia:''' [[DoubleTake Wind]]?
->'''Lana:''' Oh, yeah. He had a sermon about that [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker on the Great Sea]]. Days are blazing hot, and nights are bitter cold. The wind itself carries death.
-->-- ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/10949952?view_full_work=true Intervention in the Era of Calamity]]'', a ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' fic, on the Gerudo Desert

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->Physics calculations give us an idea of what flight [on UsefulNotes/{{Venus}}] would be like. The upshot is: Your plane would fly pretty well, [[FalseReassurance except]] it would be on fire the whole time, and then it would stop flying, and then stop being a plane.

->The atmosphere on Venus is over 60 times denser than Earth's, which is thick enough that a Cessna moving at running speed would rise into the air. Unfortunately, the air it's rising into is hot enough to melt lead. The paint would start melting off in seconds, the plane's components would fail rapidly, and the plane would glide gently into the ground as it came apart under the heat stress.

->A much better bet would be to fly above the clouds. While Venus's surface is awful, its upper atmosphere is surprisingly Earthlike. 55 kilometers up, a human could survive with an oxygen mask and a protective wetsuit; the air is room temperature and the pressure is similar to that on Earth mountains. You need the wetsuit, though, to protect you from the sulfuric acid. (I'm not selling this well, am I?)

->The acid's no fun, but it turns out the area right above the clouds is a great environment for an airplane, as long as it has no exposed metal to be corroded away by the sulfuric acid. And is capable of flight in constant Category-5-hurricane-level winds, which are another thing I forgot to mention earlier.

->Venus is a terrible place.
-->-- ''Blog/WhatIf'', "[[https://what-if.xkcd.com/30/ Interplanetary Cessna]]"


->''Pandora's a strange and harsh place. Sometimes, I get the feeling the whole planet is tryin' to shake us off like a tick-infested skag.''

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->''Pandora's a strange and harsh place. Sometimes, I get the feeling the whole planet is tryin' to shake us off like a tick-infested skag.''
-->--'''Typhon [=DeLeon=]''', ''Videogame/Borderlands3''

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->Relax! On Pandora, it's actually super-weird if something's ''not'' exploding!
-->--'''Claptrap''', ''Videogame/Borderlands3''

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->''"You know, no matter how long I'm in this world, I'll never get used to the piles of bones just lying around."''
-->-- '''Anne''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Amphibia}}''

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->''Not once in the history of Grixis has anyone died of old age.''
-->--''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', FlavorText on the creature card Infectious Horror

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->People say [[GrimUpNorth Skyrim]] is one of the most dangerous places in Tamriel. I think they're wrong... it's magnificent, and I'm proud to call it home.
-->-- '''[[ActionGirl Mjoll the Lioness]]''', ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''

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->'''Astronomer''': We've discovered the most Earth-like exoplanet yet!\\
'''Audience''': Yay!!\\
'''Astronomer''': Well, it's in the habitable zone. Habitable-ish. "Habitable". The survivable zone. It's [[TidallyLockedPlanet tidally-locked]]. And blasted with [[SolarFlareDisaster stellar flares]]. And probably [[ColonyDrop meteors]]. [[OverlyLongGag And bathed in acid]]. ''({{beat}})'' But we've detected water vapor! In between all the swinging blades.\\
'''Audience''': I see.\\
'''Astronomer''': We're hoping to find bio-signatures in the form of screaming.
-->-- "[[https://xkcd.com/2202/ Earth-Like Exoplanet]]", ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}''


->'''Archer''': Twenty-eight below!?\\
'''Shran''': Lucky for you, it's the middle of summer!
-->-- On Andoria, ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' ("The Aenar")



-->--'''Lt. Saru''', ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''

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-->--'''Lt. Saru''', ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''Saru''' discussing Kaminar, ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' ("The Vulcan Hello")

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->Your world has food webs. Mine does not. Our species map is binary; one is either predator or prey.
-->--'''Lt. Saru''', ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''
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'''Batman:''' (''narrating'') The concept of Apokolips is, at best, difficult to explain. A blazing inferno of misery, the planet exists in another universe. The gates of Hell can only be opened via Boom Tube.
-->-- ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton''

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'''Batman:''' (''narrating'') ''[narrating]'' The concept of Apokolips is, at best, difficult to explain. A blazing inferno of misery, the planet exists in another universe. The gates of Hell can only be opened via Boom Tube.
-->-- ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton''
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->'''Albert''': So, what's your home like?\\
'''Ashes''': Well [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Black Marsh]] isn't exactly the most welcoming place for humans, I guess...\\
'''Albert''': (''sips his drink'') Why's that?\\
'''Ashes''': Well, between the diseases, the flesh-eating flies, the hostile fauna, and the landscape clearly not friendly for non-amphibious folk, well...\\
'''Albert''': Sounds like home. Minus the landscape.
-->-- ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars''
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-->-- ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', "Bro Trip 40,000: Catachan Capers"

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-->-- ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', "Bro Trip 40,000: Catachan Capers"
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->'''Albert''': So, what's your home like?\\
'''Ashes''': Well [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Black Marsh]] isn't exactly the most welcoming place for humans, I guess...\\
'''Albert''': (''sips his drink'') Why's that?\\
'''Ashes''': Well, between the diseases, the flesh-eating flies, the hostile fauna, and the landscape clearly not friendly for non-amphibious folk, well...\\
'''Albert''': Sounds like home. Minus the landscape.
-->-- ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars''













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->Hoth is far from a soft assignment, though. Daylight temperatures average only -32C even in the temperate zone near the planetary equator. At night, temperatures can plunge another twenty to thirty degrees, made worse by high-velocity winds tearing across the tundra. Few life-forms can survive in this environment, and those that do survive are not... pleasant.
-->--'''Major Kenn Monnon,''' ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends The Illustrated Star Wars Universe]]''

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