Could People Live on Saturn?

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Saturn would provide a hostile environment for most of the life found on Earth, according to Fraser Cain of Universe Today. It could not be inhabited by humans without extensive protection.

Saturn is a gas giant planet that lacks a solid surface. Additionally, the planet's atmosphere is mostly hydrogen and helium, which cannot sustain most life. When oxygen is introduced to a hydrogen-rich atmosphere, it quickly reacts and forms water, making the two gasses unstable in each other's presence. Saturn has immense air pressure at a depth that is far above what life on Earth is used to experiencing, notes Cain.