Sunday, July 30, 2017
"If Titan Were a Moon of Earth", and the same for Europa; remember how "2010" ends with a leprous Jupiter blowing up
“If Titan Were a Moon of Earth” is a nice little short film (4 min) by Dreksler, imagining what would happen to Titan (the largest moon of Saturn) were moved to an orbit similar to our own Moon. It might become habitable, after the hydrocarbons evaporated and the ice melted.
The only thing is that Titan is a pretty interesting place where it is (or "as is", as realtors say). It does have a subsurface ocean under the ice (like Europa), which could give it another place for life, in addition to its hyrdrocarbon-lakes surface. Maybe good for some pretty interesting alien politics.