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Terraforming Venus
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(04-24-2015, 07:42 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Trouble is, hydrogen is volatile and low density, so it is expensive to import hydrogen

At the risk of becoming a parrot (given how often I squawk this) Expense is a strange term in OA. It might be quicker to let your assemblers spawn a comet-capture fleet and crash water ice over a hydrogen mining outpost along with transports. But either case requires little input (at least in the mid setting, in the early setting there's still a lot of work to be done designing the protocols and equipment) and is really a question of how long you want to wait.

To add something beyond this hydrogen as a gas and liquid are very low density but metallic hydrogen has been reported as possibly having a density of 0.6g/ml IIRC. Given OA tech it wouldn't seem that far fetched to believe that mt-hydrogen could be mass produced, stored and transported.
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Terraforming Venus - by Cray - 04-23-2015, 09:43 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Rynn - 04-23-2015, 06:57 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Cray - 04-23-2015, 10:02 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Drashner1 - 04-24-2015, 01:25 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Rynn - 04-24-2015, 05:16 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Cray - 04-24-2015, 09:51 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by stevebowers - 04-23-2015, 09:04 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Rynn - 04-23-2015, 09:17 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by radtech497 - 04-24-2015, 05:07 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Drashner1 - 04-24-2015, 11:28 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by stevebowers - 04-24-2015, 07:42 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Rynn - 04-24-2015, 07:57 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by stevebowers - 04-24-2015, 08:35 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Rynn - 04-24-2015, 08:51 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by stevebowers - 04-25-2015, 12:33 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Cray - 04-25-2015, 01:03 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Dalex - 04-25-2015, 06:17 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by ai_vin - 04-26-2015, 12:56 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by stevebowers - 04-25-2015, 07:37 PM

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