posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 08:22 PM
I watched a show on the Science channel last night about how most of the larger world powers, the U.S, Russia, China, ect are talking about strip
mining the moon for a substance know as Helium 3. Apparently the substance can be found in very small quantities from basically dismantling nuclear
weapons, but it is such small quantities.
From what I gathered, this Helium 3 is found so abundatly on the moon because it comes from the sun, and since the moon has no atmosphere the soil is
very rich in it. While it is blocked out by the earths atmoshere.
Russia and the U.S. have plans of starting mining operations on the moon in 20 years.
Did anyone see this show? It was called "Moon for Sale."
They even have a guy (ex-Nasa if I remember right) that sells land on the Moon, (like he owns it), apparently some people think these deeds will hold
up in the future, because he's maid nearly 15 million dollars basically selling sheets of paper. Who is he to say he owns the Moon?
Some notable people who actually bought Moon property off this guy incluse Clint Eastwood, and Tom Cruise(wow big suprise there). Some others as well
but I can't recall right now.
Anyhow this Helium 3 sounded like it was the answer to all of our energy prays, as it's contained in all of the lunar samples brought back.
But one has to think of the ramifications(sp?) of this. As one gentlemen said at the end of the show, that we need to learn to live indefinitely off
of what the earth can provided us, before we go tearing through the solar system strip mining every body that doesn't have an atmosphere.
I kind of agreed with him, but I can also see the value in this clean energy, which look at how much soil there is on the moon could power us for the
Again I'm wondering if anyone saw this show, and what thier thoughts on it are, and also if this may be what the big cover-up some see in photos of
the lunar surface. I've heard of people talking about seeing mining equipment. Are they at it already possibly?
Also do you think it will be a mad rush for the richest deposits of this stuff and could lead to war either here on Earth or even on the Moon?
Maybe this is old news but this was the first I've heard of this Helium 3, and also the first I've heard of people(well person) selling property on
the Moon. Kinda hard to believe he can do this, I wish I had written his name or website info down.
But any thoughts and/or input on this subject would be much appreciated, as it was pretty fascinating and news to me.
I'm curious as to whether or not people would think this is a good, or bad idea, and why. As for me, I've not had enough time to digest it to really
form an opinion. I'd love to hear some positives and negatives from other members.