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Venus Sunset by InvertedVantage Venus Sunset by InvertedVantage
The atmosphere on Venus is so dense that air acts as a lifting gas - you can fill up a spaceship with breathable oxygen and it'll float in the atmosphere. There's a narrow band of atmosphere at about 70 miles up that is 1 PSI, 1 G, and about 70-100 degrees F; relatively beautiful conditions, all things considered - especially since the surface melts lead and has such intense pressure that the atmosphere is almost a liquid. That being said, 70 miles up is probably the most habitable place in the solar system.


I'm starting a project that aims to plan out a different path for human settlements in space, that gets away from Apollo style landings on large rocky bodies, and this is the first of many conceptual images that come from that. I firmly believe that Venus is a better option for colonization, and I intend to make that happen.
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:iconscifiterraformist:
What a great way to colonize Venus!
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By the way, do you know terraforming Venus is possible but difficult to do? This here maybe the first step. What year does it take place?
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I made this picture because I knew it was possible. :) I'm actually working through how the interior of the islands would be put together. :)
No particular year other than one hopefully within the near future. :)
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:iconscifiterraformist:
It would be fun doing this in a gas giant. With heating systems, radiation sheilding and so on. Colonizing gas giants would be much harder than colonizing Venus(:
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DarkSlayer777 Nov 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Yeah, Floating Venusian colonies are an excellent idea and there are probably floating creatures and plants in the atmosphere of Venus. What do you want to bet?
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Thanks for the compliment, but I wouldn't bet anything on that, sorry. :) The Venusian atmosphere is all carbon dioxide with sulfuric acid clouds. Probes sent there haven't seen any signs of life and it's doubtful there's any there - if there was it would only be unicellular organisms.

Still, there's always the possibility that it's there and we just haven't seen it. :) Though I personally doubt it.
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DarkSlayer777 Dec 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Yeah, chances are low :( but you could terraform it or introduce life after you make the atmosphere a little more breathable, You could really have floating colonies whether you're able to even walk outside and breathe or just stay inside and live in a enclosed environment. It's very possible some ideas are even to do this to Jupiter and have floating colonies in the atmosphere Gas Giants which if you went to low would be smashed by the dense atmosphere...
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streincorp Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
floating base... nice idea!
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:iconinvertedvantage:
Thank you! :) I'm working on some interior ideas now and redoing the exterior structure. Hopefully I'll have something sometime soon! :)
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