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Posted by: Ekkehard Augustin - Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:52 am
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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 27, 2005 8:00 am
At www.wissenschaft.de there is an article today saying that swiss scientists have construct a solar power plant that can store solar enegry too - they use sunlight to vaporize "Zinkoxyd" which then brakes up into "Zink" and oxygen. These two they store and later recombine as parts of batteries. They can create 45 kg of "Zinkoxyd" per hour.

This could be a way to provide energy for the outer solar system from the inner of it.

To send stored energy is an alternative to beaming it - and to the use of nuclear reactors.

Plus it could be used at the moon as well.

What about this way?

www.wissenschaft.de refers to www.psi.ch and www.psi.ch/medien/Medienmitteilungen/mm ... gie_e.html .



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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:37 pm
Zinc Oxide, mate. Used as a corrosion-resistant paint on aircraft.

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Post    Posted on: Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:31 pm
Is anything known if there may be Zinc Oxyde contained in asteroids?



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Post    Posted on: Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:50 am
To refresh another idea I remember having already mentioned: Would it be possible to generate energy by making use of the particles of the radiation belts of the gas giants? The particles are charged - would they generate electricity if some spools of wire would be provided at a correct orientation relative to the belts or the particles?. Some of the moons are orbiting within the radiation belts - could they be used?

If that would be possible theoretically how much spools would be needed to get 1 megawatt and/or how large would they have to be?

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Post    Posted on: Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:17 pm
That is a good link British Titanium also had some nice moon mining plans. So we have Zinc, Titanium and Helium 3 to look forward to.
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Post    Posted on: Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:50 pm
I currently don't know if this is a refresh of athought already posted in this thread but it has been caused by an article I read a ´n hour ago.

The jovian moon Io has volcanism and a current has been observed there. It is supposed that both the volcanism and the current are caused by the tidal forces resulting from the jovian gravity.

The same seems to be considered to be a possible explanation for the saturnian moon Enceladus (?) to evaporate water-steam (coorect english word for "Wasserdampf" ?).

So the tdal forces of the gas giants is supposed to be a source of enegry.

By what technologies, techniques or methods known could be made use of these forces for probes, vehicles, stations and so on?



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