• Question: if we moved to another planet would we become like superman

    Asked by cosmo to Hannah, Ian, Jono, Mark on 26 Jun 2013. This question was also asked by jonochau.
    • Photo: Ian Wilson

      Ian Wilson answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      Hey cosmo,

      Nope, unfortunately not. Superman has all of his powers because all of the people of his race (the Kryptonians) have them. He didn’t get them from coming to Earth. If he was on Krypton and said “Yeah, check me out – I can fly!”, everyone would have gone “Yeah….so what?”. He was completely normal to them but amazing to us.

      So if we went to another planet, there’s a chance that aliens there might think we had superpowers compared to them, but we wouldn’t become any more powerful than we are.

      It’d be cool though – I want to fly!!


    • Photo: Hannah Brotherton

      Hannah Brotherton answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      Hi cosmo,

      If we went to another planet, as long as it was smaller, the gravity would be less. That’s means the muscles we developed here on earth would be massive for that planet and would be stronger!!! So we would be able to jump really really high – if we jumped high enough – then we could more or less fly.
      Also we could pick really big things up, because our arm muscles will be super strong in comparison to the gravity.

      If you don’t believe just watch john carter (Yes the Disney film), but he goes to a different planet with smaller gravity and he is seen as a superhero! 😀

      But I don’t think we could fire lasers out of our eyes 😛

    • Photo: Jono Bone

      Jono Bone answered on 27 Jun 2013:

      Hi Cosmo,
      With out any scientific proof I’m going to keep my fingers crossed and say yes..
      who doesn’t want to be superman??