Thursday Throughput: Luna Water Edition

Michael Siegel

Michael Siegel is an astronomer living in Pennsylvania. He blogs at his own site, and has written a novel.

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5 Responses

  1. Oscar Gordon says:

    ThTh7: Also, the access of such materials will be less political. No environmental impact to mining a lifeless rock.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Oscar Gordon says:

      Which is why we need to keep an eye on earthy rent-seekers. If we start hearing about why we shouldn’t impose colonialist exploitative values on an asteroid that is rich in molybdenum, nickel, osmium, and palladium, follow the money.

      Are the molybdenum, nickel, osmium, and palladium people paying for this sort of agitprop?Report

    • Marchmaine in reply to Oscar Gordon says:

      Less Political?

      Sir Francis Drake would like a word.

      On the plus side… SPACE PIRATESReport

      • Oscar Gordon in reply to Marchmaine says:

        Well, the Space Navy has to have something to do (and don’t give me any of that flack about the Air Force controlling space, there is no air up there, the Air Force won’t know what to do about it).Report

  2. Oscar Gordon says:

    ThTh5: I’ve always wondered where everything above (or is it below) Iron came from. I know that stars can’t fuse past Iron, so I kinda assumed that the explosive death would form heavier elements. Never thought about the collision of collapsed stars forming the rest.Report