ACHIEVING EARTH INDEPENDENCE
- how an off-Earth base could quickly become self-sufficient -



CHEMISTRY ON THE MOON

Here is the composition of the volatiles in the LCROSS results:

Here is the composition of the mare basalts:

Here is the composition of the highlands anorthosite:

Here is the composition of the KREEP rocks:

Here is a representation of the useful chemicals that could be produced from the polar volatiles:

Here is a representation of the metals that could be produced from the mare basalts:

Here is a representation of the metals that could be produced from the highland anorthosite:

Finally, here are the combined results of the useful chemicals and metals that could be produced:



Lunar resources provide all of the chemicals necessary for a self-sustaining colony.


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