Of all the worlds that have danced around the Sol star, none of them have, or will ever rival our home world Earth. Unparalleled in beauty, the view from a thousand miles away is enough to take one’s heart away.

With a world requiring little, if any technology for human habitation, why would any one consider moving towards a moon shrouded in clouds that is over a billion kilometers from the Sun?

Unlike many of the lunar and planetary spheres that float around our Sun star, Saturn’s Titan is blessed with an atmosphere that allows humans to walk upon its presence without the need of a standard vacuum suit.

Although early pioneers will need to be well equipped with a “warm suit,” such technology may be easier to construct than clothing oneself with material that can withstand zero atmosphere.

Titan’s atmosphere is approximately 1.5 times that of Earth. Although the denser air pressure may make walking on Titan feel as if you were at the bottom of a swimming pool, the “heavy” air does have some advantages.

Residents upon this orange world would easily be able to transport themselves around the planet with a pair of “artificial wings,” something that would make Leonardo De Vinci proud to hear. This could lead towards Titan being crowned as the solar capital for air sports (such as sky diving, surfing, etc.) and might even lead towards a futuristic “aerial Olympics.”

Despite the fact that Titan’s clouds block out most (if not all) of the sky, those gifted in the arts may also find Titan’s “burnt orange” horizon a welcoming backdrop compared to the pinkish sky on Mars or the blue sky on Earth. Astronomers aside, living within the orange skyline may become a solar attraction, setting the world apart from rivals within the star system.

But if residents are not attracted by either the view of living on a foreign moon or the aerial sports, they will be inspired by the tunes created by the musicians living there. With Titan’s denser atmosphere, residents will be able to enjoy a richer symphony of music that will rival–if not surpass–the sounds heard on Earth (provided they can create and play them in the frigid temperatures).





(Video: What music would sound like on Earth, Titan, and Venus. Credits: Edward Willett)

Despite the fact that it will be Titan’s methane lakes and scattered ice rocks that will finance and enable future inhabitants upon Saturn’s favorite moon, respectively, its artistic beauty and unique environment may keep the masses from moving off world.

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