If you could survive on any planet - apart from Earth - which one would you live on?

If you could survive on any planet - apart from Earth - which one would you live on?

Every Monday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Their answers will be published anonymously in Young Post. Then readers can vote for their FAVOURITE answer. We will eliminate the contestant with the LEAST votes every week until we have a winner.

The ultimate Brain Game winner will receive Sony's digital music player NWZ-A15 and Sony's headphone MDR-1A, worth HK$3,860.

The Contestants

Contestant 1

I would choose Pluto; it's not considered a planet anymore, so no one else would choose to go there. Since no spacecrafts have ever visited Pluto, it would make me the first person to live there. It's very cold out there - reportedly around minus 229 degrees Celsius - so living conditions would be harsh. But it has only one-15th the gravitational force of Earth, so travelling around would be a breeze.


Contestant 2

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, right? This is absolutely true in my case, so I want to live on 55Cancri, also known as the diamond planet. While there, I would spend my days either trying to cut up the rocky surface to transform the stones into jewellery, or come up with ingenious ways to transport the gems back to Earth.


Contestant 3

If I could live on any planet, it would definitely be Planet Zorg. Who likes to go on adventures alone? So I'd make sure to take all my friends and family with me, so we could all have a little picnic on the purple surface of the planet. Then, we would make friends with all of the aliens and - because they would be ever so nice - they would give us a place to stay. How wonderful it would be, living on a purple planet, with my friends and family ... and no school! Purple-icious!


Contestant 4

Neptune, the furthest planet from the sun in the solar system. I favour this particular planet because of its colour - ocean blue. I wonder if this planet is made up of water? Then we will never run out of water! Or is the surface of this planet all blue? The creatures in the film, Avatar, may be there! Also, if it's the planet nearest to the edge of the solar system, can we see Earth from Neptune? Maybe we can capture all the other planets from Neptune! Or maybe there are other planets that we haven't discovered yet! How exciting it would be to live on Neptune! If there is a way to fly to Neptune, then I want to be the first one trying that form of transport!


Contestant 5

As a die-hard Star Wars fan, I would choose to live on Coruscant, home of the Jedi Temple and the capital of the Galactic Republic. I can already imagine being there, roaming the winding streets under the shadow of the great Senate building, and riding on the floating cars whizzing through the air.

Of course, the most exciting part of the city would no doubt be the Jedi Temple: the symbol of peace and order in the universe. There, I would probably discover that I am force-sensitive, and get chosen to be part of the light-sabre-wielding Jedi Order! That would truly be a dream come true.


Contestant 6

"In a galaxy far, far away ..." My mind wanders to the vibrant planet from Star Wars - Coruscant! It is the home of Jedi councils and all the other glorious things. How could I possibly not choose this planet? It is probably the only planet with Wi-fi! I cannot live without Facebook-ing! Since it is very similar to Hong Kong, it shouldn't be that hard to adjust to, right?

What's even more fascinating is that you can move from place to place at warp speed! One minute, you could be right in the centre of the Galactic city and the next, at LukeSkywalker's home.

What could be a better planet than Coruscant? Go Coruscant! And "May the force be with you!"


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If you could surviveon any planet - apart from Earth -whichone would you live on?

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