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colonizationEquipment for Moon Mining Operations are Being Developed

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The technology needed for mining water ice on the moon and converting it into fuel is pretty straight forward. Various groups are already making the actual needed hardware. Paragon Space Development and Giner are already making key pieces of what …

moon$4 Billion Moon Water Mining Operation for $2.4 Billion Per Year Business

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Philip Metzger has a study of mining water on the moon. If water is mined on the moon then it could save satellite missions to geosynchronous orbits about $100 million. Currently it costs over $100 million for the extra stage …

canadaGraphene water filtration system

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Graphene Leaders Canada has its new GLC+™ WATER TECHNOLOGIES PLATFORM. The platform offers a disruptive solution to water pollution and remediation and is based on years of expertise in graphene solutions work with a keen focus in water filtration. The …

carnival of spaceCarnival of Space 587

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1. Universe Today – Not all the Earth’s Water Came From Comets A new model suggests that the inevitable formation of water would likely occur on any sufficiently large rocky exoplanets in extrasolar systems. Previously, we thought that the only …

environmentAnimal populations have dropped by 60% according to Wildlife report

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The World Wildlife Living Planet Report 2018 report presents a comprehensive overview of the state of our natural world. They track 16,704 populations of 4,005 vertebrate species, the LPI finds that global populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians …

miningTransastra optical mining of asteroids

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It was previously thought that small asteroids could be placed into a large bag and baked to get out water and other materials. Experiments performed by Transastra show that this would take too long and need too much energy. They …

colonizationExisting technology to mine water and ice on Mars

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Kris Zacny, Mining Water on Mars. From the 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention, held at the Pasadena Convention Center in Southern California from Aug 23-26, 2018. You have to launch 226 kilograms from Earth for every 1 kilogram of …

agricultureAustralia and Water Innovation

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The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research. CSIRO works with leading organizations around the world. From its headquarters in Canberra, CSIRO maintains more than 50 sites across Australia …

desertCanada sized Solar and wind farms could make the Sahara Desert green again with double the rain

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A team of scientists has concluded that deploying solar and wind farms across the region that the Sahara encompasses will produce significantly more rain, and therefore, natural vegetation, in the areas that they would exist. In what the study refers …

colonizationShallow Subsurface Ice on Mars

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Jeffrey J. Plaut, NASA Jet Propulsion Scientist, Reviews the Evidence for Shallow Subsurface Ice on Mars. The Marsis and Sharad missions to Mars provide evidence of shallow ground ice that is tens of meters from the surface. The overall average …