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Author Topic: Significant Water On The Moon  (Read 233 times)


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Significant Water On The Moon
« on: November 13, 2009, 05:38:04 PM »

I never thought it would be possible but now, I do.  I remember in physics class i took quite a few years back. We talked about Newtons' laws and there was a famous concept called the beanstalk. It specifically talks aobut the centripetal acceleration. If you make a cable connected at two points separted by a large distance, there's gravity attraction between the two bodies.With this kind of force to provide the push to get to get stuff from here to there.

Never in my wildest imagination thought that would be reality now. I know it will. With water on the moon, there will be a colony. And, colonists need supplies. The beanstalk can provide such supplies.

I think this will really be explored. But what about planes flying by in our air space. They better not hit it. Oh crap.

Here's the link

Edited by deilzfcjk, 14 November 2009 - 02:40 AM.



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Significant Water On The Moon
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009, 06:27:35 PM »

the trouble with making a "beanstalk" (AKA space elevator, orbital tether, etc) to the moon is that the moon doesnt have a geosynchronous orbit

now since the moon is tidally locked it would be possible to connect a point on the surface of the moon to a station orbiting the earth, although im not sure if you can put something into a stable earth orbit that could connect to the moon

on the other hand, a tether connecting a point on the earths equator to a station in geosynchronous orbit might be possible in the future, this was just in the news recently
and similarly, a tether from a point on the moon to a point in lunar orbit, however the water was found at the south pole, and an orbital tether would only work along the equator

and a permanent colony on the moon has been a goal for a couple years now, to use a jumping off point for a manned mission to mars, the presence of water just makes it easier smile.gif


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