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>>11636686
>he hasn't taken the flatspace pill
>>11636736
I just feel compelled to point out, even with the advantages of a Mercury colony, Mercury is much harder to get to than just about any other planet. Probes can get gravity assists from Venus and Earth, but a direct manned flight to Mercury would be enormously expensive in deltaV costs. I don't think human habitation of Mercury will be viable until something like fusion torch ships or orion drives or something is available simply because of how challenging getting to Mercury actually is.

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What is an interesting fact from your domain of study that most people won't have heard about?

I'll start: There might be iron snow in Mercury's core. Iron "snowflakes" could be forming at the core-mantle boundary and drift inward, where they melt again.



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