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What is the best moon of Saturn to put a future robotic mining factory? I know it's speculation but just curious.

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It turns out that mining the moons of Saturn is actually quite common in fiction. In the Saturnalia novels, Mimas is mined. Tethys has a mine on it in the Descent computer game as does Titan in Star Blazers (a cartoon from the 1970's) and Hyperion (again in Descent). So based on the amount likely to be mined, I would plump for Mimas

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Harry Hayfield

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Particular expert in eclipses (both solar and lunar), but able to answer most questions about astronomy or refer to a website that can help

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Have been interested in eclipses since August 1999 and hope to see the annular eclipse in Scotland next year

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