I was reading up on this question over here:
And I was wondering if it would be possible to haul massive amounts of water into space and put it into orbit around a planet. I've seen many videos on the ISS of how water will naturally form a sphere when introduced into zero gravity. I feel like we could introduce water into orbit, then slowly add mass to the orbiting water sphere, potentially creating a new water/ice moon.
Potentially the first water would create an ice ball, but if we continuously added layers to this ice ball, could we theoretically create a new orbital body over time? Perhaps this question could also assume a high orbit, one infeasible for current technology to haul water to, but not for future technology to do.
Are there massive gaps in my thinking, given:
- A small sphere of 20 meters in diameter.
- A medium-small sphere at 1 mile in diameter.
- A medium sphere about 1/100 the size of the moon (21.59 miles).
- A large sphere, the size of the moon.