Article: 261560 of talk.bizarre
From: Andrew Solberg <>
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Date: 1 Dec 1995 21:44:49 -0500
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"Let me get this straight, Jenkins."

"Yes, sir?"

"Venus could potentially be a wonderful place.  All it
needs is some water and a magnetic field."

"Correct, sir.  Water is a vital component in any survivable
environment, and acts as an oxygen donor in several terraforming
reactions.  A magnetic field keeps the solar wind from stripping
the lighter ions."

"Now, Europa has a lot of spare water, and Io has one bad-ass
mother of an electromagnetic field."

"Ah....both correct, sir."

"....Jenkins, how much gigatonnage would be required to knock 
both moons loose?"

"I don't like this line of inquiry, sir."
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