So, that's an interesting question. Initially, yes, gasoline would be required. But as the technology got better, a lot of those large earth movers would start to see thorium power plants in them and thus we'd have "free" mining. In short, as we get more and more, we'll use less and less oil. Yaaaay!
And to those looking for said cached copies: http://web.archive.org/web/20101023072550/http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/congratulations_google
- 1. Your father buying a team for you to play on;
- 2. Your father buying a whole bunch of other teams so your team can have a league;
- 3. Your father firing the coaches for changing your playing position, making you a scapegoat when your team misses the playoffs;
- 4. National exposure of the fiasco in the Washington Post; or,
- 5. All of the above?
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Mercury is so tiny — 1/194th the size of the sun — and looking at the sun is so dangerous to the eyes that viewing must be done with a properly outfitted telescope or online telescope cameras, experts say.
Still, for many people, it may be the only chance to see the closest planet to the sun, said Michelle Nichols, a master educator at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, one of many places that will hold special viewings of Mercury's trek. Mercury is usually seen in the early evening, but it's often obscured by buildings, city lights and trees, she said.