• Question: If you could go to any planet (and it was safe to do so), which one would you go to?

    Asked by Lennox to Alice, Bose, Christian, Emma, Steve on 4 Mar 2016. This question was also asked by kingnoor.a.
    • Photo: Alice Harpole

      Alice Harpole answered on 4 Mar 2016:

      Am I allowed to pick an exoplanet (a planet outside of the solar system)? I think it’d be pretty cool to visit one of the earth-like exoplanets we’ve discovered (such as the catchily-named Kepler-186f). It’s believed such planets may have conditions suitable for life to form!

    • Photo: Steve Marsden

      Steve Marsden answered on 5 Mar 2016:

      Not quite a planet, but could I go to Saturn’s largest moon, Titan? The gravity is low enough (2% of Earth’s) and the atmosphere thick enough (14% of Earth) that it would be possible to fly with makeshift wings strapped to your arms. Doing an impression of Icarus high above the methane lakes would be amazing. Being tidally locked to Saturn means that Saturn stays in the same place in the sky all the time, keeping Titan illuminated through its 8 day long nights.

    • Photo: Emma Dean

      Emma Dean answered on 7 Mar 2016:

      I’d like to go to one of the planets in Kepler-47. Kepler-47 is a solar system (about 5,000 light years away) which has two suns instead of one. I think it would be amazing to have two sunrises and two sunsets in a day, and hopefully it would be lovely and warm too.