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I'm a Computer (Web) Programmer/Analyst based in Anchorage, AK and Minneapolis, MN. I use (among other things) ASP.NET, C# and SQL Server.

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comment Is it possible to generate energy by the moon orbit?
It's possible that you could use the Moon to harvest the energy from Earth's rotation instead, which may end up adding to the moon's orbital energy (causing it to escape Earth's gravitational sphere of influence).
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answered The difference in how temperature feels inside in the summer vs. in the winter?
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comment Why is the singularity of the Big Bang not considered to be the center of the Universe?
Or did the original $1m^3$ volume somehow vanish or disappear onto a different dimension?
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comment Why is the singularity of the Big Bang not considered to be the center of the Universe?
Are you saying that the big bang happened in a fourth spatial dimension? If not, I think the balloon analogy falls short. At one point, the universe occupied $1m^3$. Then it expanded to $10m^3$, while fully encapsulating the volume of the original $1m^3$. Why is it not accurate to find 'where' this original $1m^3$ was in relation to the current universe, and call that the center?
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comment Is there any difference between fusing and smashing particles?
I was referring to stellar fusion with H + H => He, and did not specify the isotope. Or were you saying that the 'stable' qualifier is incorrect?
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comment Is there any difference between fusing and smashing particles?
It is not just about stability. Two nuclei => hundreds of stable Hydrogen nuclei is still not fusion. Put simplistically, you're either combining nuclei (Fusion), splitting nuclei with neutrons (Fission). Smashing things together can do either of those, or neither (energy production, misses, breaking nucleii with momentum).
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comment Is there any difference between fusing and smashing particles?
In short, though perhaps not without some exceptions, the 'products' of Fusion will be more massive than its 'reactants'. The products of a Particle collider, if there are any stable products (it could in theory be 100% energy), are less massive than the 'reactants'.
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comment Why is the sky of the moon always dark?
Indeed! I meant 7% / 0.07, not both.
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revised Are nuclear processes the only processes that release more energy than is input?
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comment Why is the sky of the moon always dark?
However, where landings happen the duller dust is stirred up and moved; and the angle of incidence to the camera is not perpendicular to the surface. Check out this page with a reproduction on earth with a soup can: www3.telus.net/summa/moonshot/fillit.htm
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comment Why is the sky of the moon always dark?
I can't find many good measurements of lunar surface albedo near landing sites, but it does have an overall average of 0.07% to 0.11% (0.12% including earthshine), comparable to worn asphalt on earth. This would put it quite low compared to snow and deserts, see this chart on the Albedo wiki page.
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comment Why is the sky of the moon always dark?
Rovers have, and they have cameras.