How Venus is Habitable
Humans can live on Venus!
How it is Possible.
It may seem impossible to live on Venus because of its scorching temperature and high air pressure. That may be true, but about 30 miles it is only a fraction of the surface temperature and much less air pressure. In fact, Chris Jones of NASA stated Venus is ," Probably the most earth like environment out there." At the spot above the surface, it would be possible to build a floating city. First, to get there a person would have to build a floating airship that can go through most of Venus's atmosphere. As other scientists might say Venus is impossible to live on, this proves that Venus is habitable.
How it Works.
The floating cities would be filled with air to be able to float on Venus's carbon dioxide atmosphere. The cities would float in relative safety. Windows wold have sulfuric acid resistant. Otherwise, materials would be straight forward. Contrary to the Moon and Mars, you would not have to be protected from the vacuum of space. The atmosphere would be thick enough to protect from meteorites and would have enough nitrogen to breathe and feed plants.
How to get Energy.
Solar energy is a key part to colonizing Venus because of what necessities that we use on a daily basis and to get us to Venus. Geoffery Landis science fiction author proposed that a solar powered airplane would be a possibility because it would be cheaper than fossil fuels and would not run out and 40% more solar energy than Earth. A space airship covered in solar panels will harness the solar energy.
Atmosphere of Venus
Venus already has many of the gases we need to survive, such as carbon dioxide which is good for plants that create oxygen for us to breathe. There is also hydrogen from sulfuric acid water droplets. Those two gases are also combined with nitrogen and other gases which makes a basic mixture of air that is breathable. Also it would help supply a food source of plants and animals.
If we went to Venus, we would find a significant amount of information about Venus as well as Earth. A. T. Young says, "As different as Venus is, data returned from this bizarre planet – as well as from other planets – may well help us understand our own atmosphere." This shows how exploring Venus would be an important and worthwhile exploration. Also, the understanding of the runaway greenhouse effect, and of the role of substances, like sulfuric acid, may help us prevent the Earth from eventually becoming another Venus. As you can see, we should definitely consider exploring Venus because we may learn valuable information.
What we could do to survive on Venus.
It may be possible to grow crops and agriculture on Venus. Scientists have been researching a form of growing crops without soil called Aeroponics. This would help inhabitants to survive and get a source of food. Aeroponically-grown crops also can be a source of oxygen and drinking water for space crews. This solution could be a major breakthrough and make exploration on Venus possible.