Simulations indicated that there was the right amount of carbon present for many exoplanets that are in habitable zones. While they did not have enough minerals and elements from the crust dissolved in the oceans to pull carbon out of the atmosphere, they had enough water to cycle carbon between the atmosphere and the ocean. This process was apparently enough to keep the climate stable over several billion years.
Water on the Moon can be used for drinking, agriculture, and other purposes by future lunar settlers. The water can be refined into liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, the components of rocket fuel.
Nextbigfuture – Breakthrough Carbon nanotube bundles are over 20 times stronger than Kevlar and would be strong enough for space elevators if they could be made in large quantities.
Nextbigfuture – Giant satellites in high low-earth orbit to provide internet directly to smartphones.
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