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    I don't think environmental impact occurred much before the industrial revolution though I did read where the Egyptians literally ruined much of their own environment with the sheer amount of wood burned for kilning the bricks/blocks to build the Pyramids. Don't know if that's true or not.
    Easter Island, the Anasazi, even Europe before 1492 severely damaged their environment. The first two actually died out; the third probably would have had they not found the Americas. The fish were gone from the rivers, the forests depleted. Everything hung in the balance, IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Easter Island, the Anasazi, even Europe before 1492 severely damaged their environment. The first two actually died out; the third probably would have had they not found the Americas. The fish were gone from the rivers, the forests depleted. Everything hung in the balance, IIRC.

    Very informative you did your legwork. I remember now how England being an island of limited resources competing with France and Spain was forced to expand their empire worldwide. The English East India Trading Company was one of the biggest and most influential of its time due to spice trading at first, then other commodities.

    All I know about Easter Island are those big heads they made of stone.
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    China rands on moon!


    Did they discover the craters are filled with flied lice?

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    re: China lands Jade Rabbit robot rover on Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Laugh all you like. Not just any asshole can land something on the moon, forty years behind or not.
    Stolen technology or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Maybe the can use it to take picture of the Apollo Landing sites to shut up the Moon Conspiracy nuts.
    The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter already did that, resolved all Apollo landing sites down to a few meters, as well as the Soviet landers and rover.

    But, that is never enough for the conspiracy nuts....

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    re: China lands Jade Rabbit robot rover on Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Sure, but you know what China has a ton of
    that we don't have so much of anymore? Momentum. We can't even create a decent train system because it's immediately sucked into the culture war. China wants a train? Bam. Done. The more we rest on our laurels and celebrate our past accomplishments, the sooner the rest of the world is going to just pass us by. You could almost say that it will leave us in the dustbin of history.
    Meh, I don't think we have to rest on our laurels, or our past accomplishments.

    Truth is, there's isn't enough of a practical incentive to land anything on the moon anymore. Until we develop warp technology ( light years away ) we should focus on inceasing our terestrial technology.

    China's spending billions to learn discover what's already been discovered and while their doing that the rest of the world is following Mars rovers around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Meh, I don't think we have to rest on our laurels, or our past accomplishments.

    Truth is, there's isn't enough of a practical incentive to land anything on the moon anymore. Until we develop warp technology ( light years away ) we should focus on inceasing our terestrial technology.

    China's spending billions to learn discover what's already been discovered and while their doing that the rest of the world is following Mars rovers around.
    One company that makes solar panels is interesting in wrapping the entire moons equator with enough panels to power the entire earth's energy needs several times over. The problem they're encountering is transferring the energy to earth stations. Another company is interested terra-forming the moons surface with minerals and chemicals to see if greenhousing is possible. So there is some interest.
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    re: China lands Jade Rabbit robot rover on Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Meh, I don't think we have to rest on our laurels, or our past accomplishments.

    Truth is, there's isn't enough of a practical incentive to land anything on the moon anymore. Until we develop warp technology ( light years away ) we should focus on inceasing our terestrial technology.

    China's spending billions to learn discover what's already been discovered and while their doing that the rest of the world is following Mars rovers around.
    But, Japan is the first country to land on an asteroid. And it flew back to earth and returned samples.

    Picture shows the shadow of the spacecraft Hayabusa before it landed on asteroid Itokawa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    But, Japan is the first country to land on an
    asteroid. And it flew back to earth and returned samples.

    Picture shows the shadow of the spacecraft Hayabusa before it landed on asteroid Itokawa.
    hayabusa1.jpg
    Lol...sorry, I got the mental image of a Super Bike parachuting down to the surface of an Asteroid stuck in my head now.

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    re: China lands Jade Rabbit robot rover on Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    One company that makes solar panels is interesting in wrapping the entire
    moons equator with enough panels to power the entire earth's energy needs several times over. The problem they're encountering is transferring the energy to earth stations. Another company is interested terra-forming the moons surface with minerals and chemicals to see if greenhousing is possible. So there is some interest.
    Meh, there hasn't been any real breakthrough in wireless energy transmission that would make that project practical.

    Your talking about Solar power ( DC ) being converted to a usuable power ( AC ) via massive Inverter technology, and thats were it would stop, at the moon.

    The moon isn't in a Geo-Synchronous Orbit either, so your'e talking about bouncing a wireless beam of energy around and then down to a reciever that then stores that energy.

    Its a waste of time.

    Solar has already been exposed as a scam for the most part.

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