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June 30, 2009

I think I know where this is headed

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Japanese spaceship Kaguya has detected uranium on the Moon.

The Japanese Kaguya spacecraft, which was launched in 2007, detected uranium with a gamma-ray spectrometer. Scientists are using the instrument to create maps of the moon's surface composition, showing the presence of thorium, potassium, oxygen, magnesium, silicon, calcium, titanium and iron.
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The findings could help decide where to build future lunar colonies, since manned outposts will need energy, and could potentially derive it from nuclear power plants.

Just take care with your recycling programs.

Related: Hot women of Space: 1999.

Update: Mike Campbell offers another possible destination.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 30, 2009 08:08 AM