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The End of the Future

Originally published March 7, 2008
image by Elias Chasiotis, Markopoulo, Greece

The missiles were fueled and ready to launch. The question was would the lunar secessionists recognize that their allegiance was to the human race on Earth rather than their own profit. After months of refusing to beam energy from the lunar power farms to Earth, a military attack seemed the only way to break the back of LUNECORPC - the Lunar Energy Corporation and Church. Earth's CO2 pollution had forced the abandonment of fossil fuel in the mid-2000s just as the conversion of vast tracks of Mare Imbrium into high efficiency solar collectors became possible. Silicon in the regolith served as collectors and the iron from micrometeorite bombardment as conductors to move the electric current to beaming scopes located in hundreds of bowl-shaped craters. At a cost of nearly 2 trillion obamas the first mare power centers were established, but as they became successful the engineers at AynRandville near Lambert crater, unilaterally corporatized the energy facility and demanded huge increases in prices. Apparently, too many years of living high above Earth made them susceptible to the religious-industrial cult belief that they were in heaven and supplied life-giving energy to Earth, and thus they must be gods. Earth would not accept LUNECORPC's ultimatum and had to act fast, for the planet-wide network of atmospheric scrubbers could not function much longer without energy from the Moon. The military planners hoped that a surgical attack on AynRandville would knockout the command center/cathedral without damaging the power collectors. However,

Chuck Wood

Technical Details
Can anyone tell LPOD needs more image contributions...
22 January 2008, 05:06 UT. Bresser Skylux 70mm F10 refractor + Canon EOS 400D, ISO 200, exposure 1/13 sec.
Moonset behind the telecommunication tower at Parnis mountain, Athens.

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(1) Chuck,
Very nice photo. It's interesting that photos like this seem to be taken in Greece. I recall seeing several "giant Moon" shots by Nikolakakos Panagiotis, for example. The Greeks seem to have a magic touch with photography.

On another matter, I think you mentioned in your "Modern Moon" book that some volatile chemical elements missing from the Moon support the Giant Impact theory of the Moon's formation. (??) I can't find a reference identifying the missing elements, however. Can you point me in the right direction?


(2) What an impressive shot! Congratulations, Elias.

Paco Bellido

(3)Thank you very much Bill and Paco!
Chuck, the text is fantastic!


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