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Phys.org – Mining The Moon Is Pie In The Sky For China, Experts Say – 15 December 2013


China’s moon rover will survey for minerals on a dusty, barren crater named the Bay of Rainbows, but experts say there may be no pot of gold on the Earth’s natural satellite.

The potential to extract the moon’s resources has been touted as a key reason behind China’s space programme, which made its latest breakthrough on Saturday with the landing of its first lunar rover.

State media said early Sunday that the rover vehicle had been deployed on the moon’s surface.

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