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  • Oxygen and metal from lunar soil.

    This seems to be excellent news for any future lunar base.

    http://m.esa.int/spaceinimages/Image...lunar_regolith
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    Setting up a lunar extraction factory will be a daunting and incredibly expensive task. We can't afford to keep our own nation running, properly or even to put our own astronauts into space anymore. Nor have we even come close to solving the null grav environmental problems that face humans in such environments.
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      Samples returned from the lunar surface confirm that lunar regolith is made up of 40-45% percent oxygen by weight, its single most abundant element.
      Absolutely amazing.

      Sadly, we will waste trillions trying to fix non-existent climate problems on earth instead of going forth to the moon.
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        Originally posted by Herman Hum View Post
        Absolutely amazing.

        Sadly, we will waste trillions trying to fix non-existent climate problems on earth instead of going forth to the moon.
        Which may have the answers we need. I agree.
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          I see two problems. How do we generate the heat necessary and what metals will we get?

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            Wouldn't solar power be even more effective in a vacuum than it would be on earth?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Herman Hum View Post
              Wouldn't solar power be even more effective in a vacuum than it would be on earth?
              Without atmospheric absorption, yes.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Herman Hum View Post
                Wouldn't solar power be even more effective in a vacuum than it would be on earth?
                Yes and no

                Yes the sunshine would be entirely predictable and unobstructed
                No large solar arrays would be very vulnerable to meteor strike
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