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Helium 3

  1. Jan 23, 2014 #1
    Can bringing a surplus of Helium 3 from a Extraterrestrial source effect our earth's ecological balance?
    Has there been any studies on this?
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  3. Jan 23, 2014 #2


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    I don't see how. Helium is an inert gas that isn't used in biology as far as I know.
  4. Jan 23, 2014 #3


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    Hi lightning! Welcome to Physics Forums!

    I also cannot imagine any ecological change possible if we brought Helium 3 to earth.

    Many years ago, when Helium 3 was found in Lunar soil samples, there were proposals to go to the moon, harvest it, and bring it here to earth for fusion reactors to generate electric power.

    Read about this here: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/moon-mars/1283056

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    Well, it depends on how big a surplus you are talking about! If you bring enough to change or replace the atmosphere....
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    Everybody would be talking funny then.
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