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Plans to Strip Mine the Moon May Soon be More Than Just Science-Fiction

Friday 08 July 2011

‘It may not be long before we start mining the moon for its resources, particularly the rare Helium-3 for its use in nuclear fusion.

Billions of tonnes of resources, ranging from water to gases to metals, have been detected on the Moon and further out into space, and both governments and private companies are navigating the ambiguous legal parlance to determine how to reach, extract and distribute it all.’

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