Carbon economy as a title
I'm not sure about "Carbon economy" as a title, I've been mulling this over for a while now, and I still feel the phrase "carbon economy" suggests an ecomomy based on carbon rather than economical use of carbon. Natually I can't think of a better name either. Just my 2c worth.
-- Mdelaney 23:22, 04 April 2007 (BST) Thats British Summer Time for those who have been wondering.
Something true about the moon is its lack of carbon.
"If we detected CO burps [on the moon], it would mean pockets of CO gas under pressure trapped under unfractured crust deep below. These would be as economically significant a find as polar ice fields. But don't count on it."
We are the future carbon of the moon.
Another thing... What if we use carbon fiber on everything we send to the moon, say, lunar modules...? and other infrastructure, then later we replace that with a non-carbon something made in-situ recycling the carbon for other purposes.
That can solve the extra payload... issue.
--Jotagiraldez 21:59, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
- If there gets to be enough material containing carbon, nitrogen, chlorine and hydrogen on Luna that is scrap or can be replaced by local materials so it can be scrapped; then it should be reasonable to start an industry that can recycle that scrap. I think it would be a while before Luna gets to that stage, but it should be kept in mind. --Farred 01:56, 7 November 2010 (UTC)