Re: Planetary bases (was Re: Fish in Space)

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Mon Jan 08 2001 - 20:37:31 MST

At 06:01 PM 8/01/01 -0800, Jeff wrote:

>At, I found the
>following comment:
>"Amazingly, radar observations of Mercury's north pole (a region not mapped
>by Mariner 10) show evidence of water ice in the protected shadows of some
>Water is good.

Mercury has ice at both poles:

which allows one of the characters in THE WHITE ABACUS (1997) to visit
Mercury's South Polar Station without melting. As for Venus, visitors
required the protection of the Festung (a veritable armored fortress under
all that hideous hot gas).

Damien Broderick

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