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[INFOGRAPHIC] Moon mining: How it could work

It may be a futuristic thought, but mining the moon is garnering a lot of attention as a real possibility.Rich in minerals, the moon is a haven of untap...

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|May 29|magazine4 min read

It may be a futuristic thought, but mining the moon is garnering a lot of attention as a real possibility.

Rich in minerals, the moon is a haven of untapped resources vital to Earth’s future. It possesses three crucial elements--Water, Helium-3 and rare earth metals (REMs) -- that could be valued in the quadrillions.

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If mining the moon becomes a reality, the following infographic (thanks to 911 Metallurgist) breaks down how it would go down. Prepare yourself, the lunar gold rush may soon be upon us.

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