!UHUuLXLjhk 05/20/10(Thu)01:56 No.9932005|
Hermesium is mined and observed.
After recent studying, its traits are identified:
1) It is a volatile material that reacts violently with oxygen, much like magnesium, phospherous and other such things. It reaches temperatures of up to 3900 degrees centigrade as it oxidizes.
2) "Hermesium oxide", for lack of a better name for it at this moment, is a highly unstable compound and almost immediately seperates energetically.
3) Theoretically, in an oxygen-rich environment, this new element has the potential to burn forever. It oxidizes, it seperates only to oxidize again and seperate again. The cycle repeats itself eternally until the element is starved of oxygen.
4) As Hermes is a barren, dead world that lacks oxygen, there is no reaction, therefore it is safe to mine. However, it will have to be vacuum-stored in ISV Skidbladnir if you don't want it to burn through the hull.
So, now you know the properties of Hermesium, what do you wish to do with it?