Noah's Ark on the Moon

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Mr. Anderson, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/09/08/moon.ark/index.html

    Its a great idea and we should definitely do it, but I don't think it will happen any time soon. And the Moon might not be far enough away, it probably couldn't hurt to put a few more up there as well - even better if we could eventually get one in another solar system....

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  3. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    That's a little more involved :D

    But the same concept. And who would pay for this large facility? We have enough problems getting money to fund *finding* the asteroids that will cause the end of the world, let alone doing something about it....

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  4. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    If its for asteriod protection wouldn't it be easier and cheeper to build a subterranean bomb type shelter.
    Reminds me of the Bond film Moonraker.
     
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    Uh, *cough*, erm. Mr. A, you do know there's a difference between an arc and an ark right?


    I don't think Noah's gonna be doing any welding on the moon... ;)
     
  6. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    ha! well, I've a very bad habit of mixing words sometimes, I don't catch them all. They even mention it in the article, I just slipped it in by mistake....

    now don't start on they're and their....:p

    As for building a subterranean bomb type shelter that's fine because if its deep and big enough it will be ok in a cataclysmic event. If its a very big event, then having anything on the Moon might be too close anyway.

    I think the main issue here is to get people to start worrying a little more about the fragility of life in general and steps need to be taken eventually to secure it a little better and lower the chance of total annihilation.

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    Or Space: 1999?
     

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