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Makes you wonder how humanity, science, and technology will advance when we're all old and frail. Humans on the moon? Space colonies? mother trucking gundams?
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Now, scientists analyzing tiny fragments of hardened lava from long-ago lunar eruptions report that the fragments contain about as much water as similar magmas on Earth, meaning there is plenty of water inside the Moon too.
The moon was formed from the earth. We can back track the moons orbit because it is actually leaving earth .. so if you go back you can see that it came from earth. The best explanation is that earth collided with another planet orbiting the sun, though it could have been a massive asteroid. That collision caused much of the matter that comprised the earth to be blow into space, where most of it formed a ring around the earth which eventually coalesced into the moon. That is why the moon contain very similar amount of certain matter when compared to the earth.

Long story short, this is nothing new. We have known about this for a while.
    
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Originally Posted by Dhalmel View Post
mother trucking gundams?
I sure hope so!


I can't help but wonder what the earth would look like if there was no collision and the moon hadn't formed.

Perhaps it's the moon that stole all the water from Africa and took it to outer space?
...
Please point out all the scientific flaws regarding the above statement, as I'm sure it's bull, but I can't be bothered to check why.
Just some food for speculation.
Edited by Hyoketsu - 5/31/11 at 2:11am
     
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You can stop being overly misanthropic now.
I like that word you got there
    
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i don't know about earth junior but, maybe a couple of moon bases or maybe a moon resort might be cool.

I want to go to a Moon Resort.
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The moon was formed from the earth. We can back track the moons orbit because it is actually leaving earth .. so if you go back you can see that it came from earth. The best explanation is that earth collided with another planet orbiting the sun, though it could have been a massive asteroid. That collision caused much of the matter that comprised the earth to be blow into space, where most of it formed a ring around the earth which eventually coalesced into the moon. That is why the moon contain very similar amount of certain matter when compared to the earth.

Long story short, this is nothing new. We have known about this for a while.
exactly
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We only got about 1 billion years to live.
We should siriously be thinking about the future of man kind or else we will vanish forever.
It does not matter if we go to Mars or the Moon, when the Sun expands in about a billion years, than we will burn.
We need to move to a new place or at least on the other side of the Milky Way or else there really is no other hope. Unless we invent a machine that can move Earth itself to a new place.
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We only got about 1 billion years to live.
We should siriously be thinking about the future of man kind or else we will vanish forever.
It does not matter if we go to Mars or the Moon, when the Sun expands in about a billion years, than we will burn.
We need to move to a new place or at least on the other side of the Milky Way or else there really is no other hope. Unless we invent a machine that can move Earth itself to a new place.
At the rate technology has advanced in the last 100+ years... I wouldn't be worried about a billion years from now
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I want to harvest this moonwater and sell it $70/L. Think of the profit.
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I want to harvest this moonwater and sell it $70/L. Think of the profit.
Think of all the eBay scams that would pop up. You'd need some sort of a seal of approval, a patent or whatever...

...which would, eventually, be bypassed and faked too:
"Mon Woter"
"Mon Wateer"
"Moon Vater"
"Man Water" <-okay, maybe not this one.
etc...
     
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