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Spaceship fuel on Europa

What would make a good propulsion source for small engines and manouvering thrusters for spacecraft vehicles on Europa (moon of Jupiter), both for near-surface operations (vacuum) and in caves beneath ...
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Could a route among the asteroids be built to reach Jupiter's moons once the technology to reach and set up a base in Mars is ready?

Once the technology is ready to reach and set up a base in Mars (perhaps 10 years if SpaceX expectations come true) could it be possible to build a route among the asteroids to reach Jupiter's moons? ...
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The Mighty Generation Ship Jupiter

"The planet moves" Inspired by this link in a comment from Gryphon here, I also see the concept in this question. We've colonized the moons of Jupiter adjusted their orbits to our satisfaction (to ...
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Mining Metallic Hydrogen

The Hegemony is in need of superconductors for their fleets of stratospheric craft (stratocraft for short) as well as many, many, many other applications. I recently read metallic hydrogen is a ...
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How to increase a moon's gravity?

I am building a sci-fi universe where humans have colonized the moons of Jupiter. They are very small and thus have low gravity. In fact, some of them have gravity equal to less than 5% of Earth. ...
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Time in relation to life in the Jovian System

I'd just like to preface this with the fact that I'm super new and I apologise if this has been discussed in some way previously (I have looked at similar topics but they haven't quite given me the ...
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Would gas giants work as waste disposal sites?

In my novel, the many moons of Jupiter and Saturn have been colonized, but I'm running into some logistical problems - namely, waste disposal. My first instinct was to dump it on-moon; while this is ...
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Would it ever be possible for humans to adapt to Jupiter's gravity?

If humans could travel to Jupiter, what ways would we have to adapt to the high levels of gravity? Would your blood flow to your legs and kill you from lack of oxygen in the brain? Would you get ...
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Which side of a tidally locked moon experiences higher radiation?

Looking most specifically regarding the moons around Saturn, Jupiter, and Uranus. I've been unable to get a concrete answer on this through various sources. I've actually read several articles briefly ...
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Could we harness jupiter’s gravitational force to move the earth [closed]

In a hypothetical situation if we needed to move the earth slightly to avoid being hit by an asteroid Could we harness Jupiter’s gravitational force to do so? Is there another more efficient way to ...
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Igniting Jupiter [duplicate]

One of the defining moments in the book and film 2001 A Space Oddesey is when Jupiter is converted into a star, thus bringing its various moons into play as habitable worlds. Arthur C Clarke was a ...
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Could you fly airplanes on Jupiter?

Perhaps you've flown in a plane on an especially cloudy day when all you can see are clouds beneath and above you. It's a beautiful sight, strata'd white all around. So what if the plane were flying ...