S2_3 Colonising Neptune

Tom Berry, Anthony Erojo, Ben Taylor


The paper 'Getting comfortable on Neptune' [1] calculated the angular velocity that would be
required to simulate an effective downwards acceleration of 9ms2 at the equator of Neptune, bypartially counter acting the effects of gravity. This paper calculates the percentage of Neptune's surface that would fall within a region of 'habitable' downwards accelerations; estimated to be between 9ms2 and 10ms2. This region was calculated to extend to a distance of 16,800km from the centre of the planet along the axis of rotation, corresponding to 68% of the planets surface.

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