posted on May, 25 2015 @ 04:59 AM
Saturn's moon Titan has a surface gravity of ~1/5th G and an atmosphere slightly thicker than Earth's. Because it orbits a gas giant, when it loses
atmosphere to space (because of Titan's low gravity), the molecules stay in nearly the same orbit around Saturn and get recaptured by Titan. This is
how the low-gravity moon can keep such a thick atmosphere. Unfortunately, Titan's atmosphere is very cold (~-300°F) and what passes for solid
ground on Titan's surface is actually water-ice.
My world would be a low-gravity/thick-[breathable] atmosphere moon of a gas giant (ringed, naturally) but would be comfortably warm and have a rocky
surface with water oceans. In 1/5th G, the waves would be big, but break slowly, allowing awesome rides. When swimming with a pair of fins, I could
leap out of the water like a porpoise. At the end of the day, I would go ashore, strap-on a pair of wings and fly home.