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Subject: How much matter could be made from sunlight.

Date: Thu Dec 3 21:20:03 1998
Posted by Jim Norton
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Area of science: Physics
ID: 912741603.Ph

The late Julian Simon claimed that we could make copper out of 
sunlight.  I assume he meant converting energy to matter as in 
e=mc2.  Is such conversion practical?  And, theoretically, how 
much matter could be made from the sunlight reaching the Earth.

Re: How much matter could be made from sunlight.

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