Impossible things are possible on other planets
People are so accustomed to the world that any access to space is very expensive, and the flight is postponed to another planet for tens of years, and because of our habits. We breathe the air, swim in the sea, enjoy the sunset and the normal force of gravity, without even thinking about what unusual may be the same classes at other locations of the galaxy. In fact, some impossible things for our places may be possible anywhere else in the cosmos?
BASE jumping. The most extreme sport in the world can become nothing more than a pleasant walk on another planet. He usually looks like this: athlete jumps in a special costume with wings from a high point and carried a few meters from the beautiful land on the air currents. Then the parachute opens and slowly lowered onto firm ground. But if you jump in the same way on Titan, you can fly around the entire moon.
Low gravity and composition of the atmosphere on this moon of Saturn would allow a person to carry out long-held dream: to fly like a bird. Just think, what new, extreme sports could be created literally in our backyard. To fly, it would be enough to jump. However, I have to live without taking a special suit or in the comfort of the dome.
Enormous pressure and atmospheric features make possible a completely unusual thing for us. For example, the gas becomes ... metal. Deep within the giant Saturn and Jupiter planets, wherein the pressure in the millions of times greater than the earth, is formed surprising material - metallic hydrogen. Scientists try to recreate it in the laboratory due to the possible beneficial properties. Metal hydrogen compounds may provide us with an effective and clean fuel for the missiles, but also superconductors, which operate at room temperature. Turned over to absolutely all areas of technologies. And if we had somehow learned to exist in conditions close to the Jovian, we might rediscover the periodic table of elements.
Some space at home would have made familiar to us in daily life torture. When the planet orbits very close to the star, the gravitational pull of a star can make the world "tidally locked". This object will always turn the same side to its star, the Moon always shows the one side of the Earth. This means that on one side of the ball will always be night, and the next - day. Thus due to the endless flow of light water will evaporate and move to the other, colder half planet. Such is the cycle. Temperatures in this, too, will vary greatly. Life would be possible only in so-called "twilight zone" on the border of the two hemispheres. People could choose for themselves or eternal night eternal day.
Generally, a few extra stars can radically change the view from the surface of the planet. We are used to observe the movement of the sun across the sky every day. But if it was not one sun in our system? HD 188753 - the first discovered planet in a triple star system. The view from this planet simply stunning. Triple sunsets and sunrises, the play of light and occasional night. Each of us would immediately cast three shadows. Keep track of time would also be much more difficult.
But the most interesting that can be found on another planet or moon - is, of course, life, quite unlike our composition and environmental conditions. And the most curious, check it out, we will very soon. A few years ago, scientists discovered a strange lake on Titan - ponds, where instead of water - methane. At the same time on Saturn also has an atmosphere of hydrocarbons, a variety of organic compounds and a favorable environment for the development of life. But what can be this life?
Scientists at Cornell University have modeled a new kind of beings who could not breathe oxygen, as we are, and methane on Titan is very much. They were able to establish cell membrane consisting of nitrogen compounds and capable of functioning in liquid methane at a temperature of 273 degrees below zero.
Similarly, in our galaxy there are many places where life could appear based on silicon rather than carbon, as on Earth. On our planet, it would never have found the place, as well as many other things. New unique properties of elements familiar to us could save us from hunger and poverty, to discover new technologies and implement a quantum leap. A small parcel with 55Cancri e diamond planet could solve all the financial problems of the Earth. That is why we need to continue to explore space and find an unusual planet. To make the impossible possible.