Lunar Boom Town/Nitrogen Commodity Imports and Futures

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Nitrogen provides a significant amount of the Earth's atmosphere, and without it, all life on Earth would perish, since both plants and animals use and expel nitrogen during natural biological functioning. If there are humans on Earth's moon, there will also be nitrogen there. Moon rocks also contain some Nitrogen, but it would require energy to process it. Any nitrogen found on the moon is expected to be closer to the surface.[1] Fortunately, the moon has less atmosphere than Earth, so solar harvesters could concentrate and provide this energy. When illuminated by the sun, the surface of the moon can reach up to 127 degrees Celsius (260 Fahrenheit). [2]

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  1. Ozima, M.; Seki, K.; Terada, N.; Miura, Y. N.; Podosek, F. A.; Shinagawa, H. (2005-08-04). "Terrestrial nitrogen and noble gases in lunar soils". Nature 436 (7051): 655–659. doi:10.1038/nature03929. ISSN 1476-4687. PMID 16079836. 
  2. "What Is The Temperature On The Moon? | Centigrade and Fahrenheit". The Nine Planets. Retrieved 2022-05-15.