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Is there a general discussion section for curious questions? Or are we simply left to swallow such curiosity because the results of it may or may not benefit a big crowd?

Sample question

There's an idiom, "It costs a moon". As of now NASA hasn't revealed if the Moon has precious elements.

This brings some curious thoughts to me... What if the Moon has precious metals, gas, etc.? Does anyone own the moon or other planets in our solar system? Like Americans? Russians, Germans, Japanese, Chinese or British? Are there any constitutions that refrain anyone from such access or ownership to solar elements (either research wise or commercial wise)?


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Does anyone own the moon or other planets in our solar system? Like Americans? Russians, Germans, Japanese, Chinese or English? Are there any constitutions that refrain anyone from such access or ownership to solar elements (either research wise or commercial wise)?

This type of question could possibly be asked on politics.SE. Read this before asking a question on there though.

However, this type of question

What if Moon has precious metals, gas or etc?

probably isn't a good fit anywhere on the network. There is space.SE but that is for more practical things and not what ifs. I could possibly even see a question being made related to this on skeptics.SE, but as it stands now, you're question is not a good fit anywhere.

General discussion questions are what forums are for. Stack Exchange sites are not forums.

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  • I found a new SE site : skeptics.SE. Well let me see, how I could possibly change my question to ask there. However as for the edit on your Question about Forums : it really depends how qualitative, and responsive a forum is. – bonCodigo Aug 6 '14 at 5:09
  • It's not about the upvoting. Mainly I was curious. And if I have to ask a technical question, I could manage most probably up to SO standards (so far). – bonCodigo Aug 6 '14 at 5:17
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What if Moon has precious metals, gas or etc?

Questions about the documented and speculated resources of minerals etc. are generally on topic on Earth Science.

Because it's about resources on the Moon, Space Exploration should also be the correct site.

As already stated, question about legal issues are best fit on Politics.SE, because it's where the international specialists are.

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