The European Space Agency Plans To Start Mining On The Moon By The Year 2025

The moon may be very far from us but it has always fascinated us a lot and each one of us may have desired in our lives to visit it at least once in our lifetime. The moon has occupied an important place in the lives of the common people also, through the stories written for children and movies as well. It is almost 50 years now that we have landed on moon and since then the scientists have studied a lot about the moon. Here is some news about the moon which may surprise you, so do read it completely:

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1What is mining?

Mining can be a called a process of extracting or taking out minerals and metals from the earth for the developmental and industrial works. A lot of mining work is taking place on earth and sometimes it also goes over the limit and is harmful for the earth and mankind.

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2Mining on moon:

Sounds unbelievable but a European space agency is planning to do mining on moon and what will surprise you more is the fact that won’t be done for minerals and resources. There is no doubt that we have learned a lot about moon now in comparison to earlier times and this is the reason, the organizations involved in the field of space are coming up with new plans.

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3The plants of China:

In the month of January this year, China also started a program on moon as it sent Chang’e 4 lander to conduct some experiences. As a part of the program, the China Space Program was growing some plants on moon but the experiment wasn’t successful as the plants didn’t survive for long.

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4Mining for oxygen and water:

Yes, the European Space Agency is planning to conduct mining on moon not for minerals and other resources but for oxygen and water. It becomes more difficult to believe that mining will be carried out on moon after the plants of China were not able to survive for long.

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5But why on moon?

It’s quite obvious if you are also asking the same question as to why mining for oxygen and water will be carried out on moon despite the fact that we have quite good amount of resources available on earth, at least in comparison to moon. The agency plans to start it by the year 2025.

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