Crashing into the Moon – Preview

A whole new space race has begun. Over the next decade, the United States, Japan, India, China, Russia, and even private companies, are planning to send spacecraft to explore the moon.

They will map the lunar surface, monitor the soil for moon quakes, study the flow of heat from the moon’s core, and prospect for water deep within.

What they are looking for goes beyond science. These missions are looking for resources that may oneday allow humans to settle permanently in space.

The moon race is now heating up, in the wake of discoveries made by a mission known as LCross. What did scientists see in the debris of a rocket, they sent crashing into the moon?

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