What is the closest habitable planet to earth that we can travel to, Mars?
- martyLv 711 months agoFavorite Answer
The nearest such planet may be as close as 12 light-years away. On August 24, 2016, astronomers announced the discovery of a rocky planet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, the closest star to Earth. Called Proxima b, the planet is 1.3 times the mass of Earth and has an orbital period of roughly 11.2 Earth days.Mars isn't habitable because it cannot be kept habitable. It lacks a magnetic metal core, which means it has no magnetic field. The atmosphere Mars once had has been stripped away into space by the solar wind. Any atmosphere we gave it would ultimately suffer the same fate.
- FredLv 511 months ago
Well? Take greater care and interest to Earth … They are no other habitable options!!!!
- 11 months ago
There is nothing that meets your criteria within this solar system.
- ANDRE LLv 711 months ago
No other planet in our solar system is habitable for humans and Earth life.
While we've found some Earth sized planets in other solar systems, we do not yet know anywhere near enough about them to know if they are currently habitable.
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- Ronald 7Lv 711 months ago
More or less
Like we could Terraform it with a lot of work
2.5 Billion years ago, Mars was a different story before it got clattered by a Massive Asteroid that wrecked it and left the Tharsis Plateux about the size of TexasSource(s): I am naked, Question is why aren't you ??
- Anonymous11 months ago
That we can travel to? None. That would hold even if Mars was habitable.
- 11 months ago
As far as we know, and are ever likely to know, there aren't any. On top of that, there is no reason to assume that there is any technology, or any new physical science beyond what we have to day, so to assume that anyone can ever travel to another star in one piece in under a million years is based on the science fantasy of bygone eras.
Fortunately, the Earth is still habitable, despite humanity's efforts to sterilize it. I would suggest learning about all the fabulous species on Earth, and make the most of your time here, as Earth is the only habitable planet we will have.
- Spider-ManLv 711 months ago
Mars only if we terraform it like in Man of Steel to make it like Earth.
- Jeffrey KLv 611 months ago
If you mean a planet people can live on without spacesuits, there are none. With a spacesuit and structures, people can live on the moon or in space anywhere. Some are on the ISS station now.
- Pearl LLv 711 months ago
- MurzyLv 711 months ago
Venus is closest but not inhabitable