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The Scarab robot provides a test-bed for all kinds of thinking about lunar prospecting. (Read
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|"I know that Kim Stanley Robinson wrote of autonomous robots in his Mars trilogy books (Red, Green, and Blue Mars). Not only did they mine for raw materials, dig holes on Mars so deep that the heat from the core was brought to the surface via massive windtunnels, and even mining asteroids hollow before human occupiers got there, they also wrote of air miners which were basically giant robotic air turbines that sucked the oxygen, water, and other useful gases out of the atmosphere."
(Dustin Huffman 10/18/2007 9:50:40 PM)
|"Whoops, forgot to read over that and edit it for mistakes. You can fix them if you want :)"
(Dustin Huffman 10/18/2007 9:54:17 PM)
|"I'll go find some quotes if I can... What mistakes?"
(Bill Christensen 10/19/2007 7:16:50 PM)
|"Oh, grammar mistakes. I hate making public grammar errors, hehe."
(Dustin Huffman 10/19/2007 11:55:33 PM)
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