China searches for rare earths on the Moon
Published: Tuesday, 03 December 2013
Land rover Yutu will collect rock samples for analysis; current mining too costly
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has this week started a
space mission to explore rare earths deposits on the
The mission, called Change-3, will land a rover, Yutu,
on the lunar surface to collect rock samples to bring back to
Earth for further analysis.
Professor Ouyang Ziyuan...