posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 01:17 AM
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Lacenaire
I believe you are talking about Helium 3.
Yes, it would be a good source of energy if we had the means to utilize it. We don't. The fusion reactors necessary to do so are a very long way down
Large voids does not mean hollow. Is a wheel of swiss cheese hollow?
Deuterium, also called heavy hydrogen, is a stable isotope of hydrogen with a natural abundance in the oceans of Earth of approximately one atom in
6,500 of hydrogen (~154 ppm). Deuterium thus accounts for approximately 0.0154% (alternately, on a mass basis: 0.0308%) of all naturally occurring
hydrogen in the oceans on Earth (see VSMOW; the abundance changes slightly from one kind of natural water to another).
If light nuclei are forced together, they will fuse with a yield of energy because the mass of the combination will be less than the sum of the masses
of the individual nuclei. If the combined nuclear mass is less than that of iron at the peak of the binding energy curve, then the nuclear particles
will be more tightly bound than they were in the lighter nuclei, and that decrease in mass comes off in the form of energy according to the Einstein
relationship. For elements heavier than iron, fission will yield energy.
For potential nuclear energy sources for the Earth, the deuterium-tritium fusion reaction contained by some kind of magnetic confinement seems the
most likely path. However, for the fueling of the stars, other fusion reactions will dominate.
P hobos (fear) is a moon of Mars and was named after an attendant of the Roman war god Mars. It was discovered by Asaph Hall in 1877. Phobos is a dark
body that appears to be composed of C-type surface materials. It is similar to the C-type (blackish carbonaceous chondrite) asteroids that exist in
the outer asteroid belt. Some scientists speculate that Phobos and Mars' other moon, Deimos, are captured asteroids. However, other scientists point
to evidence that contradicts this theory. Phobos shows striated patterns which are probably cracks caused by the impact event of the largest crater on