The abundance of helium-3 is thought to be greater on the Moon than on Earth, having been embedded in the moon by the solar wind over billions of years. The moon has a very weak magnetic field to protect itself against solar winds.
There is a space race between countries to get to the moon and mine helium-3. Helium-3 could provide safer nuclear energy in a fusion reactor, since it is not radioactive and would not produce dangerous waste products.
It has been estimated 1,100,000 metric tonnes of helium–3 are on the surface of the Moon down to a depth of a few metres. It has even be said one cargo load could power the USA for a year. Certain shuttles can carry 25 tonnes of cargo. By these facts perhaps it can be said that there’s enough helium-3 on the moon to power the USA for approximately 44,000 years. More than enough time to develop sustainable energies.
With countries like China, Russia and India rushing to get helium-3. It is time to step up and change our infrastructure to use this energy.
By Tyler Durden