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Maybe a more practical solution would be to launch some massive mirrors, that are of an area that represents a substantial fraction of the Earth's surface area, and have them reflect light that would otherwise have bypassed both the Moon and the Earth onto the surface of the Moon.
Maybe an even better idea would be to cover the Moon's surface with aluminum foil (or similar reflective materials/devices); the Moon's reflectance would increase a lot, don't know exactly how much, but I'm confident we would have almost daylight on Earth.
Quote from: lightarrow on 23/03/2008 14:20:57Maybe an even better idea would be to cover the Moon's surface with aluminum foil (or similar reflective materials/devices); the Moon's reflectance would increase a lot, don't know exactly how much, but I'm confident we would have almost daylight on Earth.Vampires wouldn't like that.
I think the mirrors should point at me and then you can bask in my radiance!
The only problem I can see is if you have more sunlight illuminating the Earth then the CO2 produced would increase accordingly.Less sunlight would be better.
"I should have said that the Greenhouse effect would increase "why?
Sounds good to me lightarrow, a neat way in getting rid of the IR. Do you know if the moon itself reflects IR or is that mainly absorbed?
I've just been reading about the quest to put mirrors in space to reflect some sunlight away from Earth.The idea being that by creating a mirrored "Maunder Minimum" less sunlight striking Earth could reduce overall temperature and cause a reduction in greenhouse gasses.Only need around 55000 100km mirrors!Seems to be a serious proposition as well.Just thought, if the Moon does absorb IR then they could beam the light to the Moon and we could use it that way.