Mercury is the best place in the solar system for colonisation No.11842113 ViewReport
Mercury is the overlooked diamond in the rough of the solar system and the best place for long term colonisation and most profitable.
>entire planet made of metal
>plenty of water and volatiles for farming at the poles (orders of magnitude more than the moon).
>comfy temperatures and temperature swings in the permanent sunset areas of the poles (20-50 Celsius temp MAX with 50 Celsius swings over 60 day periods)
>more helium 3 than the moon but easier to mine than gas giants and closer
>launch window every 3 months vs 2 years for mars, venus ect.
>limitless godlike solar power
>solar sails only need to be realistic sizes to be useful because of light intensity.
>could be given a breathable low pressure pure o2 atmosphere that last 60,000 years easily with one small asteroid and passive photolysis.
>eventually we can make a dyson sphere and freeze all the earthniggers