A 10kg rover, due to land on the Moon by 2024, will be fitted with an advanced robotic arm design and manufactured in Australia.
In the fourth episode of our podcast series, we look at the practical, legal and ethical questions about going to set up base on the moon – and mining its resources.
The story of how water got inside the moon could also help us understand the origin of water on Earth.
Scientists pinpoint lunar craters likely to have water from the early solar system.
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A six degree change in the moon’s tilt could help us understand the origin of water in the inner solar system, and help us mine our staellite for it, too.
Water gets everywhere.
One of the main aims of the Apollo missions of the 1960s was to determine whether the moon had any water on it. If man were to build a colony on the moon, having water present would make living there easier…