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Lunar gold rush: can Moon mining ever take off?

The Moon could harbour more metals than had previously been believed beneath its surface, according to research conducted using NASA data. The new revelations about the Moon’s geological composition may affect theories as to the celestial body’s origin, but the news will also pique the interest of aspiring Moon miners. The US Government has recently floated the idea of mining the Moon, but what does this new development mean for a lunar gold rush?

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