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== Solar power and lava tube additions are out of place ==
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All sunlight on the Moon is direct sunlight.  There is no atmosphere to filter light at long angles.  You do need to point your collection device at the sun and track it, but that is the same problem at all locations.  Once the solar disk is a fraction of a degree above the horizon the light is good everywhere.
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The lava tube entry is also out of place as it is an area of science and engineering interest not a design zone.  Most lunar lave tubes have already clasped.  The rest could go at any minute.  This makes them one of the most dangerous places in the solar system.
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Revision as of 05:29, 10 April 2007

I have $20.00 to put on Mount Malapert right this moment.

--Jriley 14:10, 4 April 2007 (PDT)


Prize Money

You do realize Lunarpedia is a mere wiki run by members of Moon Society and has no assets of it's own, don't you?

Yes, 3 of the 4 domain names (lunarpedia.com, .net and .info) are registered to Moon Society, and Lunarpedia.org will soon join them. For getting sponsors, Moon Society itself would be far better and perhaps more credible. MikeD 22:48, 04 April 2007 (BST)

A real contest would take a lot of work and money

An impressive contest would take the affiliations of several groups like The Moon Society, as well as several university groups. Serious groups will need corporate sponsors. NASA could do a educational outreach thing, but there is no money to be had there. Real prize money would have to come from a deep-pockets high-tech billionaire.

Such things can happen. We already have $20.00 promised.

--Jriley 10:37, 5 April 2007 (PDT)


Solar power and lava tube additions are out of place

All sunlight on the Moon is direct sunlight. There is no atmosphere to filter light at long angles. You do need to point your collection device at the sun and track it, but that is the same problem at all locations. Once the solar disk is a fraction of a degree above the horizon the light is good everywhere.

The lava tube entry is also out of place as it is an area of science and engineering interest not a design zone. Most lunar lave tubes have already clasped. The rest could go at any minute. This makes them one of the most dangerous places in the solar system.

--Jriley 12:29, 10 April 2007 (UTC)