Humans find themselves on a really hard to survive planet. I have a good idea on how I'd like it to be, but no clue on how that could be possible.
- Atmosphere is breathable and temperatures make it possible to live there without the need of sophisticated technology.
- There are no masses of water (nor other liquids). There might be puddles or really small lakes, but no big bodies of water.
- There are many vapor geysers. Whatever gases emerge from this geysers, should find a way to go back there. Otherwise I understand it would mean that at some point this planet will stop expelling such gases.
How could such planet exist?
I find myself hard to put all this together (specially the last two). It's my understanding that if a lot of gas is continually expelled, for it to go back underground it should condense, rain and filter underground. That would easily imply the apparition of the seas I want to avoid.
I'm completely open to any size and orbit of the planet to make the three points happen.