Please Vote! There are three separate issues to vote for:

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Link: http://openostp.ideascale.com/a/dtd/31467-7129

Please Vote! There are three separate issues to vote for:

1) http://opennasa.ideascale.com/a/dtd/28439-7044

2) http://www.openenergy.ideascale.com/a/ideafactory.do?id=7031

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2) http://www.openenergy.ideascale.com/a/dtd/27671-7031

3) http://openostp.ideascale.com/a/dtd/31467-7129

On OpenGov, the idea of a space solar power conference is in the lead. Check out the OpenGov Tracker. OpenGov is looking at ideas to open up the US government most agencies are involved and have... On OpenGov, the idea of a space solar power conference is in the lead. Check out the OpenGov is looking at ideas to open up the US government most agencies are involved and have sites. Ideas will be taken and voted on until March 19th. The suggestion of a space solar power conference is running first at

http://opennasa.ideascale.com/a/dtd/28439-7044 OpenNASA as well as across the whole government, running second on

http://www.openenergy.ideascale.com/a/ideafactory.do?id=7031
OpenEnergy with idea for

http://www.openenergy.ideascale.com/a/dtd/27671-7031 Orbital
Solar Transmissions running third and the space solar power conference is fourth on the

http://openostp.ideascale.com/a/dtd/31467-7129 at OpenOSTP Voting for these is a great way to push the concept of space solar power in the US government and to the public. A few votes can make a big difference in this case.

Earthly Helium-3 Crisis!

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Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/23/us/23helium.html?_r=1&hpw

Helium-3 Crisis! Demand now exceeds supply by a factor of ten. The price has jumped to $2,000 a liter from $100 in the last few years

The NYT article fails to mention that Helium-3 is relatively abundant on the Moon.

LCROSS Impact Data Indicates Water on Moon

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Link: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LCROSS/main/prelim_water_results.html

"We are ecstatic," said Anthony Colaprete, LCROSS project scientist and principal investigator at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. "Multiple lines of evidence show water was present in both the high angle vapor plume and the ejecta curtain created by the LCROSS Centaur impact. The concentration and distribution of water and other substances requires further analysis, but it is safe to say Cabeus holds water."

Lunar Lava Tube discovered by JAXA team.

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Link: http://digg.com/d318MP0

A Japanese team headed by Junichi Haruyama has analyzed data from the JAXA Kaguya mission to find these holes in the ground, and after two years of searching, they've found one in the Marius Hills region

http://digg.com/d318MP0

ESA sees H2O forming on the Moon from solar wind

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Link: http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM8TBYRA0G_index_0.html

This discovery, made by the ESA-ISRO instrument "Sub-keV Atom Reflecting Analyzer" (SARA) onboard the Indian Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter, suggests how water is likely being created on the lunar surface.

The Moon is a big sponge that absorbs electrically charged particles given out by the Sun. These particles interact with the oxygen present in some dust grains on the lunar surface, producing water.

But there is a mystery....

One in 5 protons bounces off into space and is not absorbed. This was completely unexpected and remains unexplained.

New instruments can be designed to detect the bouncing protons, to learn more about the processes.

We have just scratched the surface of the Moon, stay tuned for more amazing discoveries.

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