History Headscratchers / Albion

30th Jun '12 11:11:06 AM GalHunGaraKai
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***** Remember that they found an allegedly lifeless mineral rich planet, and had the means to excavate it. If a corporate neckties sees [[MoneyDearBoy immense profit in digging up a planet with no risk or repercussions involved, then who cares if it doesn't make any sense]]?
27th Mar '12 3:44:21 PM bogdanb
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**** To be fair, I donít think they were digging the *entire* planet, just the crust. Itís still ridiculously huge, but if you actually need mostly the rarest elements but in huge quantities, it might make sense to strip mine a few continents, and keep only a little of the more abundant stuff. Even so, I still think an asteroid field would be a better target.
10th Apr '11 5:15:41 PM girlyboy
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**** Maybe humans settle multiple planets with the metal from a single planet. Or they build dyson spheres.

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**** Maybe humans settle multiple planets with the metal from a single planet. Or they build dyson spheres.spheres.
** Why, they're building more planet-excavating spaceships, of course!
11th Aug '10 2:08:59 PM ijffdrie
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*** Still, [[ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale there's an immense amount of material in a single planet]]. If you had to be able to sell a planet's worth of it to make a profit from planet-mining, you couldn't.

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*** Still, [[ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale there's an immense amount of material in a single planet]]. If you had to be able to sell a planet's worth of it to make a profit from planet-mining, you couldn't.couldn't.
**** Maybe humans settle multiple planets with the metal from a single planet. Or they build dyson spheres.
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