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tholins could help colonies

miklamar

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Report this Jan. 31 2014, 3:29 pm

Tholins--organic molecules formed by radiation in a body's atmosphere--could both protect a colony from ultraviolet radiation and provide food for any bacteria (native or imported) in the soil.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tholin


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

miklamar

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Report this Jan. 31 2014, 3:53 pm

Ethane can be used as a refrigerant in cryogenic refrigeration systems. When something is quickly immersed in liquid ethane, at temperatures of −150 °C or colder, it freezes too quickly for any water in it to crystallize. This rapid freezing allows objects to maintain their integrity soft objects present in the liquid state, as the formation of ice crystals can do.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethane


Ethane has been found on planets and smaller bodies like Pluto.


 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmosphere_of_Pluto#Atmosphere


 


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

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