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    Where would you go if you could go anywhere

    There are a lot on this website that do not seem to have any motivation for space colonization. Lets try space tourism.

    If you had a space suit that could take you anywhere in the solar system and keep you alive there as well as get you back, where would you go.

    I would like to see
    1. Solar flares
    2. Jupiter red spot
    3. Io
    4. Olympus Mons
    5. Jupiter’s core
    6. The Mercurial dawn and sunset
    7. That triangle on the moon
    There are countless others.

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    Lundy Island

    And you do not need a space suit

    I have been there 3 times

    Well it is in the solar system :wink:

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    High inclination orbit around Saturn

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    Quote Originally Posted by kucharek
    High inclination orbit around Saturn
    ...between the planet and the rings.

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    I've always loved Neptune's color and I think it would be wonderful to be able to orbit it and just stare at it for a few hours.

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    One of Saturn's moons that would allow me to stand on the surface and see Saturn and its rings looming large overhead. That would be a great sight.

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    It'd be fun to head due north about 13 billion light years and see if the universe really looks the same in all directions from that vantage point.

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    Nah, you´re confined to the solar system in this exercise.

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    Re: Where would you go if you could go anywhere

    Quote Originally Posted by JHotz
    There are a lot on this website that do not seem to have any motivation for space colonization. Lets try space tourism.

    If you had a space suit that could take you anywhere in the solar system and keep you alive there as well as get you back, where would you go.
    Everywhere.

    But if you mean "which ONE place would you go to", then my answer is -- right here on Earth. Bottom of the Atlantic, at the mouth of river Congo. It's only 2 kilometers down, so spaceship is not necessary (although sophisticated pressure suit is).

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    under Europa's ice
    on top of Olympus Mons
    Iapetus
    surface of Titan
    surface of Triton
    Io
    Ganymede
    Venus with cold one

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    I think I would go hang out in the Kuiper Belt or the oort cloud. I would LOVE to head out about 1 light year away and look back on the solar system.

    I'll bet with the oort cloud/kuiper belt, our system appears very Nebula-like from a distance.

    Oh and comet surfing would be a hoot.

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    I'd check out the Face on Mars

    << runs quickly away >>

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    Re: Where would you go if you could go anywhere

    Quote Originally Posted by JHotz
    There are a lot on this website that do not seem to have any motivation for space colonization. Lets try space tourism.

    If you had a space suit that could take you anywhere in the solar system and keep you alive there as well as get you back, where would you go.

    I would like to see
    1. Solar flares
    2. Jupiter red spot
    3. Io
    4. Olympus Mons
    5. Jupiter’s core
    6. The Mercurial dawn and sunset
    7. That triangle on the moon
    There are countless others.
    Lets keep in mind there are millions more places just as exiting that we do not know about.

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    All of the moons. Plus I'd like to see what's really, if anything, under Jupiter's clouds, although I'd settle for a probe in that case.

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    Far enough out from Earth that I can look back at a blue ball receding in the distance and finally know I'm free of the cradle.

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    sedna, i want to see what it is , and if it can't be clasified as something we know today, i'de like to pick the name for it

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    If you are allowed to travel back into time as well, I would like to see:


    Past:
    1. The Earth, at creation
    2. Venus, at creation
    3. The sun lit by the very first fusion reactions

    Present:
    1. Europa
    2. Titan
    3. Mars, especially all the Labyrintus Noctis complex
    4. Pluto-Charon system

    Future:
    1. When Triton is gonna plunge into Neptune



    ...And let's not talk about outside the solar system

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    The Apollo landing sites with a decent movie camera and a chance to take some souveniers.

    Also the place in the Solar sytem where the ascent module from Apollo 10 is drifting, assuming it is still out there and has not crashed or burnt out.

    For those in the UK it would make a great Time Team Special

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    lava surfing on Io would be a blast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachary
    lava surfing on Io would be a blast...
    So would the volcano it came from. :-"

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    The moon. I'd like to walk in the steps of Neil Armstrong and look down upon the planet Earth. I'm still hoping and planning on doing that one someday...
    Somewhere I don't expect to see myself but wouldn't mind nonetheless: around the planet Saturn a few klicks out so I can get all the angles I want (can't pick just one!). The same goes for Jupiter.

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    Everywhere, from the core of the sun to the heliopause itself.

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    I always thought it'd be cool to watch the sunset/sunrise/sunset on Mercury.

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    I'd love to see...

    First Place planet: Mercury! But only for a short, short time. [-(

    The Overcast Today, Yet Again planet...not. Sorry Venus. :-({|=

    As for Rusty Dusty Mars I'd love to stand on Phobos and watch Mars rushing by beneath my feet (IIRC, the moon orbits Mars in just 3 hrs, or was it five? I'm sure it's five). AND, I'd love to see Olympus Mons. 8)

    If I were able to travel back in time, go to Jupiter to watch Shoemaker Levy 9 impact the planet. Also, stand on the nearest moon to Jupiter, but away from the radiation belt please. [-X Danke.

    Definitely check out Saturn's Rings as well...who doesn't?

    Uranus? The one that's On Its Side? Hmm, well Miranda at least. 8)

    The Last gas giant! Padawan: same thing I was going to say! But also, orbit Neptune between the planet itself and the faint rings...whoa look out-Triton!

    Sorry, the Mysterious World Pluto doesn't figure on my travel plans. At least it has Venus as company :P

    P.S. Anyone who can guess what the italics are all about has a good memory! Stumped? Click on my name and you'll see a certain thread I made...but I'm :-$

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