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Can there be human life on Saturn?

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Human life on Saturn is impossible because Saturn is a gas giant without a solid surface on which to support life. The extreme pressures of Saturn's atmosphere also make it a particularly inhospitable place.

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Saturn is composed primarily of hydrogen and helium, the same elements that make up the sun. When descending inwards toward the center of Saturn, one would first encounter a gaseous layer. Next would be a layer of liquid hydrogen. Assuming the craft travelling to Saturn could survive the extreme pressure, eventually it would reach a small, hot, rocky core surrounded by solid metallic hydrogen. Temperatures in the core can reach 21,000 degrees.

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