WEYLAND MEGACORP ARCHIVES – Gliese 581 D: Unity City

2017-08-26 (16)
GLIESE 581 D: Unity City

GLIESE 581 D: UNITY CITY [1,2]


RA: 15h 19m 26s  Dec: -7° 43′ 20″  Distance from Earth 20.4 Light years


TERRAFORMED: 2046 – 2054 POPULATION: 14,400,000


ESTABLISHED: 2054* INDUSTRY: Mining, Refining, Light and Heavy Manufacturing.   


NOTES: Massive reserves of industrial diamonds. Discovered in 2007. Located 20.4 light years from Earth (6.21 Parsecs)  KEY RESOURCES: Diamond[3], Lead[4], Zinc[5], Nickel[6], Niobium[7].


A new analysis shows that there is no signal of the planet Gliese 581 d after stellar activity reduction.

Exoplanet catalogue

DIAMOND

Uses of industrial-grade diamonds. Some common uses of industrial-grade diamonds are diamond-tipped drill bits and saws. They are strong enough to cut or drill through virtually any material, including diamonds.

DIAMOND LAND

LEAD

Lead is still widely used for car batteries, pigments, ammunition, cable sheathing, weights for lifting, weight belts for diving, lead crystal glass, radiation protection and in some solders. It is often used to store corrosive liquids.

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ZINC

Base metals
Metals such as iron and zinc coming from asteroids can be used in the construction of spacecraft and space stations. When the recoverable stock of these metals on Earth is depleted – zinc reserves could be exhausted by 2100 –  it may be profitable to transport them to Earth. [5]

COSMIC BONANZA – MINING IN OUTER SPACE

NICKEL

Nickel resists corrosion and is used to plate other metals to protect them. It is, however, mainly used in making alloys such as stainless steel. Nichrome is an alloy of nickel and chromium with small amounts of silicon, manganese and iron.[6]

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NIOBIUM

Niobium is a shiny, white metal that typically forms a film on its surface when exposed to air, turning shades of blue, green, or yellow, according to Chemicool. It has a wide range of uses from use in hypoallergenic jewellery to jet engines to superconducting magnets.[7]

REFERENCES

  1. Weyland Century
  2. Gliese 581
  3. Diamond, https://diamondland.be/industrial-grade-diamonds-applications-low-quality-diamonds/
  4. Lead, http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/element/82/lead
  5. Zinc, https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/cosmic-bonanza-mining-in-outer-space/
  6. Nickel, http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/element/28/nickel
  7. Niobium, https://www.chemicool.com/elements/niobium.html