Lower mass limit for habitable world

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Lower mass limit for habitable world

Post by Ijon Tichy on 26th August 2015, 2:20 pm

I've heard that habitable world has to have at least 25% of Earth mass - but why?
Is there any way to sustain heat and internal magnet in a smaller world? (for example, internal nuclear reactor - could it work?)
What if I don't care about volatiles escape, but just want an easy-to-terraform world (is it possible to have world which requires only a few nuke explosions in right places and some plants to get breathable atmosphere within 100 years?)?

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Re: Lower mass limit for habitable world

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 4th September 2015, 10:32 pm

With sufficient technology, you could probably make 25143 Itokawa habitable.

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