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Why China is fixated on the Moon

BBC News Why China is fixated on the Moon


A rationale for this long-term programme is that "there are many ways humans can use the Moon", and he outlined a startling vision for its exploitation.

With no air on the Moon, solar panels would operate far more efficiently, he believes, and a "belt" of them could "support the whole world".

The Moon is also "so rich" in helium-3, which is a possible fuel for nuclear fusion, that this could "solve human beings' energy demand for around 10,000 years at least".

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Interesting theory about helium-3 serving humanity's energy needs for 10,000 years.

Cheap limitless energy seems like it could drive significant future innovation.

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