Space Rocks

the moon's geological make-up

One of the most important yet little discussed aspects of space exploration is the collection of mineral and soil data on other planets, their satellites, and asteroids. Thousands of scientists around the world make their living studying soil and rocks, often for significant reasons, yet they’re pretty under-appreciated. Now imagine a whole solar system, like ours, full of material to examine, research, and manipulate. I can imagine the possibility of finding new elements, and certainly new compositions of minerals that may make life better for us here.

The Solar System’s Most Spectacular Geology Revealed by 50 Years of Robotic Exploration | Wired Science | Wired.com.

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