reply to post by vind21
For arguments sake, name a known asteroid that has a high gold content.
ummm okay here is one for you; Eros...
The most detailed study of an asteroid shows that it contains precious metals worth at least $20,000bn. The data were collected last December by
the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (Near) spacecraft which passed close to the asteroid Eros.
If Eros is typical of stony meteorites, then it contains about 3% metal. With the known abundance's of metals in meteorites, even a very cautious
estimate suggests 20,000 million tonnes of aluminium along with similar amounts of gold, platinum and other rarer metals. In the 2,900 cubic kms of
Eros, there is more aluminium, gold, silver, zinc and other base and precious metals than have ever been excavated in history or indeed, could ever be
excavated from the upper layers of the Earth's crust. That is just in one asteroid and not a very large one at that. There are thousands of
asteroids out there.
Wow look at that more gold then has ever been mined or could be mined from the crust of the earth in one not even very large asteroid....
Name a celestial body that could support 100-500K individuals and mining operations.
If you have space ships and or space stations why would you need a celestial body to support individuals and equipment?
Anyone ever tried to mine a small object in zero gravity?
No I haven't, but then you haven't either, so you don't know any better then I, how easy or difficult it would be.
But, since you are speculating and pulling ideas out of the air with no experience, I guess I will too. Why would mining in zero gravity be so
difficult or inefficient? If you have a space ship, then you could probably mine small asteroids pretty effectively and efficiently especially if the
process was done aboard the craft. You grab small asteroids or break off a piece of an asteroid, pull into a mining bay on your craft using a robotic
arm or cables and winches, seal the doors and pressurize it, then none of the material will fly off even in zero g. You then blast the asteroid with
lasers or maybe sonic waves, pulverize it, use a vacuum system to suck the pulverized material out of the bay into tubes. Then, send it to processing
machines in the ship, maybe use some nano tech and sort out the molecules by type and store them in tanks to be used. Don't really need a large
celestial body or even many thousands of miners and workers and in my opinion sounds a hell of a lot more efficient then going to a planet and mucking
about with animal DNA; especially since if Sitchin's sci fi tale were true, those biological miners rebelled at some point; rebellions are not very
efficient, just my opinion though.
A lot of these poster's counter arguments are just as ignorant and impractical as the original premise of genetically engineering biological machines
to do work, you know casue its not like we bio-engineer bacteria and other organic materials to do things machine can't or anything...... I mean we
would never change a biological entity at the genetic level to solve a problem when we can use wires and metals to do the same thing at higher costs
I mean if you were sooooo advanced you would just use robots to do EVERYTHING cause like it would be easy to build intelligent AI's to operate in
constantly changing circumstances in harsh extremely dusty conditions and make self contained filter systems to keep circuits clean all while keeping
your imaging devices able to detect the difference between dust and rocks that were self replicating and essentially free resources right?? I mean
we're aliens screw biology!
Probably not, but then if you are advanced enough to have spaceships to travel around the solar system you could probably mine the asteroids in space
pretty easily and as in the article link, I posted earlier, they have more bang for the buck and therefore far more efficient to mine.
Not that I buy into sitchin but man, it's pretty obvious alot of you people have never taken a physics class or understand action - reaction.
Well at least we can agree on something. The fact is the whole gold and niburu story was made up by Sitchin due to has bad translation abilities. The
summerian texts don't really say what he says about niburu or mining gold.
Certainly no early settlers ever mined easily accessible gold veins practically exposed at the surface similarly to these ancient mines with pick axes
and some pans.....If you think about it landing on a planet for whatever reason and then leveraging a pre-existing resource of humans for labor is
about the most efficient way you could possibly do this. I mean humans never used to use natural resources like horses as a primary form of
transportaion until like 1920 because I mean, we'd just build a car right?
Yeah well now that we have cars most people no longer use horses, but that is because we have cars and they are more efficient for people to use. If
aliens have spaceships then they probably wouldn't need human slaves to mine gold in the first place, especially since the article I posted in the
beginning shows there is more gold in those asteroids out there then you can get here on earth ever.....
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