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Why not land near the poles of Mars for extracting water?

The problem with the Martian Polar areas is that Mars has an axial tilt slightly greater than Earth's and a much longer year. This means that any probe going to a polar area would suffer a very severe ...
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Would a ice core samples taken on the Moon provide us with information about the past that we cannot easily obtain in other ways?

Yes. There are two broad categories of things we can learn from ice cores on the Moon: scientific and it's viability as a resource for space exploration. Scientific Here are some examples: Some of the ...
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Can I move Hyperion to Mars with fusion rockets?

Yes it's possible, but there are some shattering implications - quite literally - that would make great plot elements. Let's see how Dr Verina von Braun will enable humankind to make its next great ...
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Can I move Hyperion to Mars with fusion rockets?

A very quick answer based on some quick back-of-the-envelope stuff. The delta-V required for an object to escape Saturn from Hyperion's orbit is about 2000 m/s. To get an intersecting orbit with Mars ...
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