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Title: Lunar Helium-3 Fusion Resource Distribution
Primary Author: Harrison H. Schmitt
Secondary Author(s): Mark W. Henley, Kim Kuhlman, Gerald. L. Kulcinski, John F. Santarius, Lawrence A. Taylor
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Summary: The Moon''s regolith contains vast resources of helium-3, an ideal fuel for terrestrial fusion power systems. Development of plans for private sector investment in obtaining helium-3 and its by-products requires detailed definition of that isotope''s selenographic distribution.
Panel Selection: Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and the Moon.
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