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>>6366677
The fuck are you talking about?

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List good physics/astrophysics books/journals that will get me up to date on the latest and greatest breakthroughs and concepts

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>>4714017
"Organic" means "containing carbon".

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>>4665168
What are you talking about?

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>>4280940
>mfw NASA pioneered lunar exploration and the construction of the international space station.

If NASA isn't the ideal space agency to join, which one is? KSA? CSA?

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>Ph.D in Theoretical Physics
>Any job I want
>Chose Black Mesa
>mfw

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>>4169405
>mfw you don't understand that more than two people can post on an anonymous board at any one time

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>>4146053
>implying Tesla isn't loved by /sci/

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>>3950213
I'm unsure if /sci/ has gotten better or worse in the xenophobic/Fox News viewer department since /pol/ was created. I definitely remember it getting shittier when /new/ was erased.

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>>3572725
That picture can't be real, surely.

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>>3552304
>small amount of profit
Lolno

You send say, one of SpaceX's rockets with a plasma gasification unit, a small nuclear reactor, and the initial mining robots. Also transported is a sheet which had indentations in it where molten metal can be poured into to make the basic parts for making more robots. And extra robots required only need small relatively lightweight things to be transported to them, such as cameras and the circuitboard. Everything else can be made onsite. Railguns can be fashioned from the metal being produced by the plasma gasification unit through the molding sheet. Everything other than initial payload and small shipments of circuitboards and fine electronics is made with no cost onboard the aforementioned asteroid.
In the process of doing the mining, rare earth metals such as niobium and ruthenium, as well as platinum and such as scooped up and glomped into a pole. This pile then can have a molded primitive version of VASMIR magnetic propulsion rockets fitted onto the side, and is flung into the orbit of Earth.
The magpropulsion then slows down the payload to something that doesn't resemble a Extinction Level Event, and crashes it into the Simpson/Gobi/Sahara/Atacama Desert. Throughout all this, you had the costs of the initial payload (let's say 50 million) then the successive launches of circuitboards (another 50 million for 5,000 robots, let's say) with of course upkeeping the company and paying people's wages in the time it takes for your first payload to come (another 25 million over 3 years) with a payoff in the BILLIONS supplying these elements to the industries that really want them. You could undercut Earth REEs by 80% and still make a crazy profit, with every company trying to do business and buy from you.



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