Solar helium mine

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Solar helium mine
Futurama The Inhuman Torch Solar Helium Mine.jpg
The solar helium mine in 3013. [7ACV18]
Owner(s)Democratic Order of Planets
UsageExtracting helium from the sun
First appearance"The Inhuman Torch" (7ACV18)

The solar helium mine is used to extract helium from the sun. It uses a force-field to keep open a mine shaft into the sun, where helium is collected and stored in balloons. Inside the mine is a "doom chamber" where the miners hid in 3013, after Zapp Brannigan accidentally lowered the force-field, until the Planet Express crew rescued them. [7ACV18]


The solar helium mine was first seen in a promotional picture released by Countdown to Futurama, in May 2013. [1]

Additional Information



  1. ^ Countdown to Futurama: Solar Helium Mine. (Comedy Central's Tumblr page.) 14 May 2013. Retrieved on 30 August 2013.