Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,
Randy McDonald
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[BRIEF NOTE] Jovian Terraforming

The idea of terraforming the Galilean moons--Jupiter's planet-size moons of Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto--is less popular than terraforming Mars, but it nonetheless has a sizable contingent of supporters. Myself, I'm curious as to why Ganymede is the favourite moon of the four--Cowboy Bepop, Clarke's 2061, and Heinlein's Farmer in the Sky all pick Ganymede as the future Jovian mini-Earth. I would have thought that Callisto would be a better choice, given its distance from Jupiter's lethal radiation belts.
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