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What if you tried to fly an airplane on Mercury, Venus, and every other planet in our solar system?

Well, you couldn't do it with just one person — or even with just one plane. Along the way, the harsh environments would destroy both you and your aircraft in a number of horrible ways.

But how exactly would it happen?

Randall Munroe, founder of the popular webcomic xkcd, explores the different ways you would crash and die in his entertaining book "What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions."

Here they are: