posted on Aug, 8 2008 @ 02:26 AM
If I was in command of earths space resources I would have built and sent automated probes to the moon to find signs of valuable mineral deposits.
Then there would be an entire industry set up just to mine the moon.
We could use some of the resources we found on the moon to build a solar shield that we could control the amount of sunlight that reached the earth.
The earth shield would remain in a orbit similar to where SOHO is currently positioned and would be able to let in variable amounts of light.
Of course such a device would be self-powered as it would draw power directly from solar energy. It would need constant maintenance and would have to
be powered as the solar wind would be a strong force against such a large object. But we could ensure that it was in a stable orbit by ensuring there
are powered thrusters keeping it in place.