Monday, December 7, 2015

Mine the Moon!

After The Jade Rabbit lander touched down on the Moon in December 2013, the Chinese space agency publicly suggested establishing mining bases on the Moon.
What could be so valuable that it would warrant the cost of going to the Moon to mine it then bringing it back to Earth to be used?

Gold? No.
Diamonds? No again.
Rare earth elements!

Why have rare earth elements (REE) become so important?

Find out in this edition of AUS-e-NEWS.

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