15 November 2006

Magnetically umbrellafied Luna

It seems that parts of the Lunar crust are safer than others, protected by a “magnetic umbrella” thrown together by ejecta from impact craters, or (more curiously) comet impacts.

The fields also channel solar H & He into narrow adjoining regions, which is great for the manufacture of fusion fuel & the much more mundane but equally necessary water. The water would come from mixing the H with O2 released by mining operations.

I wonder what other little bonanzas are waiting for us out there, plainly visible but unrecognised?

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