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Gas prices are rising and the cost of heating your home continues to increase. Today, we are in an age of questioning. Our resources are declining and causing the prices of comforts to rise beyond acceptable rates. Is this something that can be avoided?
In effect we are paying more now to continue heating and fueling our possession while still polluting the earth. The process of obtaining the material necessary for heating and fueling destroys the ecosystem and affects jobs and health. Yet since early in the last decade, scientists have known of other alternatives to the destructive ones used now. We use these alternatives in remote locations on a very low scale. Have we become so addicted to fossil fuels that funding and research, in a proactive sense, cannot be enacted for the betterment of our society?
NASA has recently announced that its current mission statement is to build a permanent base on the moon.
A potential gas source, called Helium 3, found on the moon's surface could hold the key to meeting and exceeding future energy demands as the earth's fossil fuels head towards a state of non-existence. Helium-3 is deposited on the lunar surface by solar winds and would have to be extracted from moon soil and rocks. Twenty-Five tons of Helium 3, is enough to provide electricity for the US for one full year. Scientists further state that the moon contains ten times more energy in the form of Helium 3 than all the fossil fuels on earth.
Helium-3 (He3) is gas that has the potential to be used as a fuel in future nuclear fusion power plants. There is very little helium-3 available on the Earth. However, there are thought to be significant supplies on the Moon. Several governments have subsequently signalled their intention to go to the Moon to mine helium-3 as a fuel supply. Such plans may come to fruition within the next two to three decades and trigger a new Space Race.
Little bit Deep : Helium-3 is, emitted by the Sun within its solar winds. Our atmosphere prevents any of this helium-3 arriving on the Earth. However, as it does not have an atmosphere, there is nothing to stop helium-3 arriving on the surface of the Moon and being absorbed by the lunar soil. As a result, it has been estimated that there are around 1,100,000 metric tonnes of helium-3 on the surface of the Moon down to a depth of a few metres. This helium-3 could potentially be extracted by heating the lunar dust to around 600 degrees C, before bringing it back to the Earth to fuel a new generation of nuclear fusion power plants.