Lunar resources

  title={Lunar resources},
  author={Ian A. Crawford},
  journal={Progress in Physical Geography},
  pages={137 - 167}
  • I. Crawford
  • Published 8 February 2015
  • Physics, Economics, Geology
  • Progress in Physical Geography
There is growing interest in the possibility that the resource base of the Solar System might in future be used to supplement the economic resources of our own planet. As the Earth’s closest celestial neighbour, the Moon is sure to feature prominently in these developments. In this paper I review what is currently known about economically exploitable resources on the Moon, while also stressing the need for continued lunar exploration. I find that, although it is difficult to identify any single… 

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