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Mining the Oort

Mining the Oort Mars was harsh and unforgiving but for the colonists who called it home its future was as bright as the comets that hung in the night sky for locked in those icy bodies were the water and gases tha

  • Title: Mining the Oort
  • Author: Frederik Pohl
  • ISBN: 9780345372000
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Mars was harsh and unforgiving, but for the colonists who called it home, its future was as bright as the comets that hung in the night sky, for locked in those icy bodies were the water and gases that would make Mars live again, mined from the vast Oort Cloud beyond Pluto Young Dekker DeWoe yearned to become an Oort miner But when he finally arrived on Earth to begin trMars was harsh and unforgiving, but for the colonists who called it home, its future was as bright as the comets that hung in the night sky, for locked in those icy bodies were the water and gases that would make Mars live again, mined from the vast Oort Cloud beyond Pluto Young Dekker DeWoe yearned to become an Oort miner But when he finally arrived on Earth to begin training, the mining project was abruptly canceled Then he began to hear rumors of a plan to force the restoration of the mining a plan that would result in the deaths of millions .

    Oort cloud The Oort cloud r t, r t , named after the Dutch astronomer Jan Oort, sometimes called the pik Oort cloud, is a theoretical cloud of predominantly icy planetesimals proposed to surround the Sun at distances ranging from , to , AU . to . ly It is divided into two regions a disc shaped inner Oort cloud or Hills cloud and a spherical outer Oort cloud. Asteroid mining Asteroid mining is the exploitation of raw materials from asteroids and other minor planets, including near Earth objects. Minerals can be mined from an asteroid or spent comet, then used in space for construction materials or taken back to Earth.These include gold, iridium, silver, osmium, palladium, platinum, rhenium, rhodium, ruthenium and tungsten for transport back to Earth iron, cobalt Mining Atomic Rockets The Weird World of Winchell Chung The scenario and process of the space mining simulation The scenario was designed with the help of space professionals with backgrounds in space engineering and Share Price AMD Stock Quote, Charts, Trade History Datafeed and UK data supplied by NBTrader and Digital Look While London South East do their best to maintain the high quality of the information displayed on this site, Best MMORPG Best MMORPG Welcome to the best MMORPG list is shaping up to be a really great year for massively multiplayer online games Lots of new games but which one is the most popular and fun Tasty Share Chat Chat About TAST Shares Stock Quotes So this is barely turning a gross profit In addition to this the cash generated from operations is negative .m That is significant This was .m positive for the same months in .

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    1. Fine writing torpedoed by idiot plot "Mining the Oort" opens well, with one of Pohl's trademark everyman protags -- here, Dekker DeWoe(!), a teenager in Sagdayev deme, an inconsequential Martian settlement -- who's uprooted to take shelter from the first comet crash in a grand long-term effort to terraform Mars!Dekker's Dad was an Oort miner who washed out -- drink & drugs -- and never came home. His Martian Mom rises quickly (and rather implausibly) from struggling single mom to the Senator [...]

    2. Excellent fully imagined world. I must admit the small font of the copy I had put me off reading this book for a long time. But when I finally did start reading I found it so compelling I read it in one sitting. The book was published in 1992 but reads like a book written in the golden age of Science Fiction. This should come as no surprise because author, Frederik Pohl, was born in 1919. If you like Heinlein, Zelazny, Niven and Pournelle you will probably enjoy this book.If I liked it so much w [...]

    3. Penmanship is great, but essence is lacking. I do not buy whole setup of this story and therefore it is just ok.

    4. Another book by Fredrich Pohl, one of my favorite writer's of all time. Takes place in the future and of course the earth has become overpopulated so they start creating underground cities under Mar's surface. Turns out most of the poor people are the unfortunate ones to be sent there The goal of the people is to eventually create an atmosphere for mars. They have to string comets and asteroids out of the Oort cloud and send them flying at the perfect angle towards mars surface. Theory is that t [...]

    5. A story of Mars versus Earth, told from the perspective of an innocent and often naive Martian-born human. The use of someone not wise to Earthly ways provides a decent outside-looking-in perspective that we don't often get of the entire world as a whole. The book is, as a whole, more like a coming-of-age story, as the young man puts his world views to the test.

    6. A preachy book about a Mars-raised human facing space-training on Earth. Pohl can get very tiresome with sermonizing, as he does here, but even so he's good enough to be entertaining. Not his best work but pretty good anyway. Recommended. B

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